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Play Submissions Now Open at The Bush

11 July 2016

The current Submissions Window opened at 12pm on 1 June 2016 and will close 30 September 2016.

PLAYS AT THE BUSH THEATRE AND WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR

The Bush Theatre exists to produce original plays that provoke conversation and are theatrically bold. We are looking for plays with contemporary bite, which seek to reflect our contemporary culture and ask sharp questions of what it means to be living now. We want to house a plurality of voices, seek worlds that are under represented and characters who are drawn from the world outside our theatre.

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with our work by visiting us in Shepherd’s Bush and seeing a play or reading those plays we have produced recently. BushGreen is your first port of call to get to know our writers, read articles around our work and engage within a thriving community of artists.  All work submitted to the Bush is read for production or development in the first instance and so you should think about your new play as a potential production for the Bush.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION FROM THE BUSH

We advise you to avoid sending the very first draft of your play or rushing to finish your play to meet a script window deadline.

We do not accept:

  • screenplays
  • proposals for adaptations
  • new musicals, (which we would not develop outside of a commission).
  • one act plays
  • multiple submissions
  • work in translation or not written in English.
  • plays which have already received a production.

We encourage you to look at the full range of work in our season and if you are submitting a play that is historically set or biographical to include a rationale as to the contemporary relevance of the play.

We only accept submissions from playwrights in the UK and The Republic of Ireland, unfortunately we cannot read plays from international writers.

Please complete the submissions form fully and make sure that there is no trace of your name or contact information on the script as we would like these to be read anonymously.

Find out more here.