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)?
Big Telly does not accept unsolicited scripts, although we do respond to writers who send short synopses. Email preferable 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.)
It’s variable. If we request a full script/extract on the basis of a synopsis, we will estimate a response time at that stage.
Is there a designated point of contact in your company for new writing (e.g. a resident dramaturg or literary manager)?
The Artistic Director.
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.)?
We have employed all of the above, but are currently most interested in developing work in a practical context and using collaborative/devising processes
What kind of new writing is your company interested in?
Comedy, non-naturalism, contemporary, physical/visual. We are particularly interested in working with writers as part of our Creative Shops Programme, which focuses on different ways to consume culture, such as creating short pieces which passers-by drop in to, and are developing a ‘pay to stay’ format, where a piece is structured in such a way that individuals pay more the longer they stay. We’re also interested in dramaturgical structures that include improvisation.