The Bush Theatre’s Autumn/Winter submission window will be open from 21st November 2013 and closes at 5pm on 20th December 2013. In an interesting twist, the Bush is only looking for proposals for developing work, part of their efforts to reach out to a wider range of theatremakers. (This is in line with recent changes to their submissions procedure, which you can read more about here. But don’t fret, they will reopen to submissions of fully drafted scripts from unrepresented writers sometime in the spring.)
What to submit: They are looking for:
- Proposals of a story outline, of no more than two pages of A4
- Examples of previous work (links or attachments to online video, photographs or text samples no more than 2MB)
- Details of who will be making the work (bios for each creative)
Full details can be found on their website. But remember, in their own words:
“PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING FULLY WRITTEN OR DEVELOPED SCRIPTS THROUGH THIS SUBMISSIONS WINDOW.”
How to apply: During this period, please email your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org and include, as a separate attachment, a fully completed cover sheet which you can download here.
About the reading process: The Bush will read all eligible proposals submitted to us through our submission windows and they will contact any writer or theatre maker / company who has submitted a proposal that they would like to produce or develop, inviting them to engage in a bespoke development process. The Bush doesn’t offer feedback on proposals that we are not intending to produce or develop, although they will contact you to let you know when we have read your application; this will usually be within 4 to 6 months from the end of each submission window.
Deadline: 20 December 2013 (Submissions open 21 November 2013)