For the open submission process, a reading panel assists the Artistic Director in assessing your play and ensures that a range of perspectives are brought to bear on each submission.
While Druid gives consideration to all plays submitted within the allotted period, they are not in a position to give a detailed a response to each submission.
The open submission process takes place alongside commissions, workshops, mentoring, public readings and other playwright development initiatives as part of Druid’s commitment to bring new work into production.
- Submit only one script per submission window. Once submitted a new draft cannot be resubmitted.
- Submit original work only.
- Submit only those plays that have not had a full professional or amateur production. In this light, plays emerging from student productions or from a reading/workshop will be accepted.
- Writers whose work has previously been produced by amateur theatre companies are asked to submit only those plays that are not currently intended for a future production.
- Druid is not in a position to accept historical/biographical plays. For example, the company is more likely to produce a contemporary, more traditionally-structured play that has a connection to Ireland than an experimental opera about a historical figure with no connection to Ireland.
- Druid is not in a position to accept radio scripts, TV scripts or screenplays. Submitted plays must be written for the stage.
- Druid is not in a position to accept musicals or plays for children.
- Plays should be fully completed and have a running time of at least 40 minutes.
- Please ensure that you are familiar with Druid’s work before submitting your script. You are expected to submit your script to Druid only if you believe it would be of interest to the company.
Wednesday 31 August 2022
For further information, visit the Submit a Script page on their website.