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Call for submissions

Call for submissions
Developing writers and their work


Back for a fifth year running, Tobacco Factory Theatre’s Script Space is an open competition that invites submissions of new, unperformed one-act plays from UK-based writers for tailor-made development opportunities.

It’s very simple, really: we’re looking for exciting writing from exciting writers whom we’d like to work with further. We will select up to three plays to take forward for development. What form that development takes will depend on the plays themselves; it’ll be bespoke, to ensure maximum benefit to the writing and the writer. Previous development work has included: dramaturgical advice, R&D time with actors and a director, a rehearsed reading or small-scale production.

Submission guidelines
We’d much rather receive your play by email. Please send a single Word or PDF attachment (no CVs or synopses, please) to

, putting the play title in the subject box and including your full name, address and contact details in the email. Entries will be judged anonymously so please don’t include your name on the script itself.

Do note that we are anticipating a high volume of submissions, so please bear with us. Deadline: 31 January 2012


About Script Space


Script Space has gone from strength to strength since its inception four years ago. So far the initiative has worked with over twenty emerging and established writers, bringing their new plays before an audience for the first time in the form of script-in-hand readings. In 2011 Script Space IV took place in collaboration with Bristol Festival of Ideas and realised a new capacity for and commitment to bespoke development opportunities, producing a small-scale run of Digits by Tamsin Walker

, directed by Emma Callander, and carrying out development work on The Girl from Sparta Road by Martin Lytton with director Lee Lyford and students from City of Bristol College.

[Pics show Digits at the Brewery (Nov 2011) and The Girl from Sparta Road in development (Oct 2011)]

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