Calling all writers!25th July 2013
The Courtyard Theatre programmes several new plays each year and provides a platform for new writers in the early stages of their career. We are committed to seeking out talented writers from all ages and backgrounds, working with them to develop their plays further to help bring new and exciting work to our future audiences.
Our Literary Department is the first point of contact for writers who wish to have their work produced at the Courtyard Theatre. Working alongside the Literary Manager is a dedicated team of script readers. Every script that we receive is assessed and considered for further development and/or production at The Courtyard Theatre.
If you wish to submit a script to us please consult our submissions policy detailed below before applying. (Please note that submissions which do not conform to our policy will not be read).
Please thoroughly proof-read your script before sending. Whilst we make allowances for human error, submissions with numerous typing errors and spelling mistakes (i.e. frequently occurring more than once on a page) will not be considered.
Please number all pages and use consistent formatting.
Attach a covering letter including a brief synopsis, your contact details (telephone and email) and a short covering letter detailing any previous writing experience.
Please do not submit novels, poems, radio plays, sketches or screenplays.
We accept unsolicited scripts from around the world, though unfortunately at present we can only accept scripts written in English.
Regretfully, we cannot accept resubmissions or further drafts of plays that we have previously responded to unless we have specifically requested them.
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by email. If, you have not received confirmation of your submission within two weeks, please re-send your email submission or, for hard copy submissions, call us on 020 7729 2202 to ensure that your script has arrived at the theatre.
Scripts can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent as a hard copy to: Literary Department, The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EU (if submitting a hard copy, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope so that we can return your script and send you your feedback report).
We assess and provide feedback on all scripts sent to us and will advise you as to whether or not we wish to work with you to develop your play further. Please note that the high volume of scripts submitted to The Courtyard Theatre means it may take up to three months to respond to your submission.