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NEW WRITERS

NEW WRITING DEVELOPMENT WEEK – SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 13th.
Following the success of our New Writing event in 2023, our now annual New Writing Development Week will take place later in 2024.
We are seeking new play writing voices for inclusion in a series of performed readings. These will take place on The New Theatre stage. These new play readings will be read live by professional actors to a live audience. Post reading audience engagement will be encouraged.

WHAT IS NEW WRITING DEVELOPMENT WEEK?

New Writing Development Week is an annual event held in early November in The New Theatre (TNT) Essex Street, Dublin 2.
Selected writers will get an opportunity to showcase their play in a professional environment, with a full-length performed reading by professional actors,

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for emerging and mid-career Playwrights to send us full-length scripts. Scripts must be at least 50 minutes in reading time, 45 pages minimum to 70 pages maximum in length. A 150 word descriptive synopsis and a 100 word writer’s biography should be attached with your script.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for emerging and mid-career Playwrights to send us full-length scripts. Scripts must be at least 55 minutes in reading time, 45 pages minimum to 70 pages maximum in length. 150 word descriptive synopsis and a 100 word writer’s biography should be attached with your script.
PLEASE NOTE – Scripts submitted to TNT must have a maximum of 4 actors. We are interested in two actor, three actor and four actor plays. Should you have a one person show which you feel is right for The New Theatre, please submit your script.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Fresh voices, original ideas and engaging themes. Historical plays will be considered if they are significantly relevant to our time.

WHAT WE OFFER

Selected writers will receive critical analysis feedback from our panel of dramaturgs and fellow artists. Audience members will be encouraged to give anonymous feedback through tailored written feedback forms. Should your play go forward for production in The New Theatre, the playwright will receive free dramaturgical support from TNT to further develop their script as well as free development space in which to write.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send us your script as a PDF with a 150 word synopsis and 100 word writer biography to info@thenewtheatre.com – thenewtheatre1997@gmail.com with the subject; ‘New Writing Development Week’.
One email with all documents attached. PLEASE send one email per script.

Due to the high volume of scripts we receive, we are unable to respond or engage with writers on scripts received. Writers selected will be contacted before the announcement date. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you every success with your submission.

This Initiative is lead funded by The Arts Council, Dublin City of literature UNESCO and Friends of The New Theatre.
Callout open to writers currently resident in Ireland.
PLEASE SEND SCRIPTS BY PDF attached in an EMAIL ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT POST SCRIPTS TO TNT.
Thank you and we look forward to reading your play.

HIRING THE VENUE

The programming of productions at The New Theatre is handled directly by our Artistic Director and is separate to the New Writing Programme. Any queries relating to hiring the theatre venue, or being part of our artistic programme should be directed to Anthony Fox, at thenewtheatre1997@gmail.com.

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43 Essex Street East
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
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