Just Some Theatre’s Forward Dialogue initiative

Just Some Theatre’s Forward Dialogue initiative invites writers of any experience to submit their unperformed and original scripts for developmental online readings with actors and directors.

They ask all applicants to submit a full (unperformed) theatre script. The team will then select the top ten submissions and each shortlisted writer will be given a £70 fee for participation in the next stage, a reading of an extract (chosen by the writer), and feedback from an online audience, actors and a dramaturg/director.

The next round will see three of those scripts taken further, with each writer receiving an extra £150, plus a further, more in depth script reading, after which a final script will be chosen and the writer awarded an £800 prize and the option of having actors develop the script further, supported by Just Some Theatre.

Round One

£70 – Fee given to each writer

Performance of script extract online – 5 scripts per night over 2 nights

Actors and directors provided with day rate fees

Actors, audience, dramaturg and Just Some Theatre provide feedback

Round Two

£150 – Fee given to each writer

Performance of script extract online with other round two scripts

Actors and directors provided with day rate fees

Actors, audience, dramaturg and Just Some Theatre provide further feedback

Final Script

£800 – Awarded to winning script

Full reading and workshopping of final script

Actors and director provided with day rate fees

A full script reading service package provided by Brush Stroke Order

Opportunity to develop the script further online with a cast and dramaturg provided by Just Some Theatre



  • All scripts must be at least a full first draft.

  • Only one script per writer can be considered.

  • All scripts must not have been produced professionally already.

  • In the form below you must state which 10-15 pages you wish to be performed as part of round one.

  • All applicants must be UK residents.

  • Scripts can be for any setting and cast size.

  • Scripts must have an estimated run time that exceeds 60 minutes and can consist of single or multiple acts.

  • Scripts must be defined as dramas/plays of any genre, we cannot consider musicals.

  • We are actively encouraging diversity in our pool of applicants.


2nd June at 12 noon.


Published on:
19 May 2020


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