We are always looking for exciting new pieces of writing from emerging playwrights, we are particularly interested in politically charged pieces of work that look at issues surrounding the current world we live in. Our only criteria are the following:

  • A full length script (one or two acts) that will have a running time of at least 1 hour.

  • A new script that has never been performed professionally (this does not include scratch nights or one off performances). 

  • Please provide a brief background to the piece (100-200 words) giving an insight as to what stimulated the idea of the script.  

We are open to submissions all year round and will always read scripts that are sent to us. We endeavour to reply within 2 weeks with a decision on whether we would like to work on  developing the script and whether it is suitable for our programming. 

To submit a script please email  producer@bluelaftheatre

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We have many opportunities for directors from working on small projects as part of our scratch night, A New Leaf,  to working on full productions. We have employed assistant/associate directors previously though we assess this on a project by project basis. 

If you are a director who is interested in new writing and wants to find out more about us please do not hesitate to get in touch. Whether you have recently graduated or have an already established career we are always interested in hearing from directors. 

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All our programmed productions are usually cast via spotlight, we do not accept any direct applications. 

We have opportunities for performers to be part of our new writing showcase, A New Leaf,  these our shared via our monthly newsletter or social media.* To sign up for these subscribe below!

*Please note unfortunately we are unable to pay performers for taking part in A New Leaf .