SCRIPT LAB Playwriting Competition – open to writers from Beds/Bucks/Herts

SCRIPT LAB 2015/16

Luton Library Theatre is launching a brand new playwriting competition to uncover exciting new playwriting talent across the Three Counties.

“We are looking for local writers regardless of age or experience to submit their work to Script Lab.  Scripts will be read by a panel of industry professionals including Teresa Burns (Award Winning writer and Co-Director of ‘How It Ended Theatre Company’) and Paul Ryan Carberry (Actor, Director and Lecturer at Mountivew Academy of Theatre Arts)”

Script Lab is also lucky enough to be supported by the esteemed Sally Abbott (creator of new BBC drama series The Coroner and writer for EastEnders, Casualty and Holby City).

If selected, playwrights will be offered the following:

-Detailed script feedback and structured mentorship from industry professionals.

-A professional director and acting company to transport their script from page to stage.

-A Rehearsed Reading at Luton Fringe Festival on 20th March 2016. Please send submissions to the address below by Midnight, Sunday, November 15th 2015.

If you send your submission in late your entry may not be accepted.

Submit your scripts to:

“No matter your previous experience, please apply. We want to find new potential and help new writers to grow. Please read the guidelines below carefully before you submit your script”.


  • Script Submission period: 15th August – 15th November 2015
  • A shortlist of playwrights will be announced on 15th December 2015
  • Final Script Lab playwrights will be announced on 5th January 2016

Guidelines: Script Lab accepts work from all writers regardless of age or level of experience.

Script Lab is particularly focused on developing the work of local writers based in the Three Counties (Bedfordshire,  Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire).

cript Lab are interested in one-act plays, as well as full length pieces.

All work submitted must be sent via email and attached as either a PDF or Word document.

If you have any questions please contact

Deadline: 15 November 2015

Source: Arts Jobs

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