Irish Repertory Theatre
New York, USA
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)?
We prefer for unsolicited scripts that a 20-page sample, a brief synopsis, and a bio be sent along first; if we like what we see, we'll ask for the entire script. These should be sent to Kara@IrishRep.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.)
If the writer reaches out to Irish Rep, we'll always respond; it might not be immediate, but we do our best to get back to everyone.
It will help if they mention the Stewart Parker Trust in their cover letter (as their source for learning about us).
Is there a designated point of contact in your company for new writing (e.g. a resident dramaturg or literary manager)?
Kara Manning is the literary manager and would be the contact.
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.)?
Every script is considered for the Irish Rep Reading series which is the first step towards production for new work. Not everything makes it to production, but whatever is included in our reading series is considered. Reading series alumni include Gary Duggan, Stella Feehily, Enda Walsh, Rosemary Jenkinson, and others.
Do you accept scripts from playwrights based in Ireland?
Yes, we accept scripts from writers based in Ireland. Most of our work comes from Ireland. We've produced Conor McPherson, Stuart Carolan, Brian Friel, Charlotte Jones, Gardner McKay, John McManus and others.