Bewley's Café Theatre
Does your company accept unsolicited scripts? What is your preferred method of script submission (e.g. full scripts, 10-page extracts, synopses)? Do you prefer hard copy (if so, to what address) or electronic submission (if so, to what email)?
Bewley's Cafe Theatre accepts unsolicited scripts. Preferably via email (send to firstname.lastname@example.org).
What should writers expect if they send a script to you? (E.g. written acknowledgement, length of time between submission and response, feedback, etc.)
Bewley's is not funded adequately enough to have a literary department or reading panel. Therefore, we can't guarantee that all unsolicited scripts will be read. Scripts that have already received the support of other professionals, however, will be prioritised. We advise playwrights to approach Bewley's with a production team, or at least one professional collaborator already interested in working on the script. That might be a professional director, or a starring actor, for example.
Is there a designated point of contact in your company for new writing (e.g. a resident dramaturg or literary manager)?
What structures does your company generally employ when working on new writing (commissions, workshops, readings, work-in-progress presentations, one-on-one dramaturgical meetings, etc.)?
If we are interested in a script, an in-house reading may be done, and the time from there to full production can be up to a year.
What kind of new writing is your company interested in?
Playwrights must be sensitive to the needs of a lunchtime theatre event. Full-length plays will not be read.