NEW WRITING WEEK 2019 – SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
Following the success of our PATH TO THE STAGE event in 2018, our annual new writing week returns in November 2019. We
are seeking exciting, dynamic new voices for inclusion in a series of performed readings taking place on The New Theatre stage
November 6th, 7th & 8th . These readings will be performed on our stage for an intimate, up-close experience generating
maximum audience engagement.
WHAT IS NEW WRITING WEEK?
New Writing Week is an annual week of readings of new plays and short scenes. Over the course of the week – TNT will
showcase selected writers through the reading of full length plays and supporting scenes.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for Playwrights to send us full length scripts. Scripts must be at least 50 minutes, 45 pages minimum to 70 pages
maximum in length, along with a 150 word synopsis and 100 word biography.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for fresh and exciting voices, original ideas and engaging themes. We would really like to see contemporary work
and are only looking for historical plays if they are significantly relevant to our time.
WHAT WE OFFER
Selected writers will be paid a stipend for their time during the week and will receive feedback from our New Play Dramaturg
Pamela McQueen, New Writing Coordinator Nora Kelly Lester and Artistic Director Anthony Fox. Audience members will be
encouraged to give anonymous feedback.
Should your play go forward for production in The New Theatre the playwright will receive dramaturgical support from Pamela
McQueen to develop their script.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your submission with a synopsis and biography to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
‘New Writing Week 2019 FULL PLAY SUBMISSION’,
Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Thursday August 29th, 2019.
Due to the volume of scripts we receive we are unable to respond to every submission received. Writers of selected scripts will be contacted before the announcement date.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Part funded by The Arts Council and UNESCO City Of Literature