As Scotland’s only theatre wholly dedicated to new writing, the Traverse Theatre strives to discover, nurture and produce the brightest new voices across Scotland, the UK and Ireland.
Each year they open our submissions window seeking bold, brilliant and innovative new plays.
- Scripts are read anonymously
- They particularly encourage submissions from voices and communities which are under-represented in theatre – both onstage and off.
- They know that exploring big ideas works best on Traverse stages. They’re looking for stories with as much heart as head and for writers that have something new to say about the world today.
- This year they will also be selecting five of the most promising plays in order to develop them through in-house dramaturgy and round-table readings with professional actors. These development periods will happen throughout the year.