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)?
Yes we do. Upload scripts via the online form on our website. No hard copies. If you have any access issues as a result of this please email 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.)
You will receive a response acknowledging receipt of your play.
Your work will be subject to an initial assessment by Senior Members of the Literary Department and you will be notified if we decide that your play is not suitable for us.
After the initial assessment all plays going forward will be read by at least two Theatre503 readers and discussed at the monthly script meetings.
A decision concerning your work will then be taken and you will be notified of this outcome by email.
We aim to complete this process within three months. If you have not heard from us in that time please feel free to email email@example.com
Is there a designated point of contact in your company for new writing (e.g. a resident dramaturg or literary manager)?
The Literary Department - firstname.lastname@example.org / Literary Manager - Steve Harper
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.)?
All of the above
What kind of new writing is your company interested in?
There is not a '503' play. We are open to all forms of writing but we do not do revivals or new versions/translations of classics etc
Do you accept scripts from playwrights based in Ireland? (If you have a track record of producing Irish playwrights, could you mention some of the writers you have worked with?)
Billy Roche, Ailis Ni Riain, Richard Molloy, Stefanie Preissner