BUSH THEATRE, London have announced that their latest script submissions window will run from November 27 2020 until January 10 2021.
The Bush Theatre is internationally famed for developing the very best of the UK’s leading writers, often through cold submissions or its talent development programmes, which open routes into theatre to people who didn’t previously have access.
The theatre has been supporting writers for nearly 50 years and has most recently helped launch the careers of Ambreen Razia (The Diary of a Hounslow Girl), Sophie Wu (Ramona Tells Jim), Ella Road (The Phlebotomist), and Temi Wilkey, whose play The High Table was the last live show performed at the Bush prior to the first lockdown.
During the window, the theatre will welcome submissions of full-length plays (running at 60 mins or more) from writers based in the UK or Ireland who are not currently represented by an agent.
This year two writers will be selected for the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers’ Group, the theatre’s literary team will meet with 25 writers and 100 more will receive feedback via email.
Deirdre O’Halloran, Literary Manager of the Bush Theatre said: “Open submissions has become our most exciting way to get to know new talent, bringing us eight members of our Emerging Writers Group, two of our commissioned writers and even a production over the last two years.
“I can’t wait to meet the brilliant writers who come through this year.”