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Traverse Theatre open to submissions from UK Writers

The Traverse Theatre will be open to submissions of unsolicited scripts from writers across the UK until 30 April 2014.

About the Traverse: In their own words:

The Traverse has rich history of working with some of the most adventurous playwrights both in Scotland and around the world. We are always looking for brave new voices with challenging stories to tell and new writers to engage with the Traverse community.  Open Script Submissions allow us to become aware of writers we may not otherwise know, as well as encouraging submissions from those we have an existing relationship with.  We engage with writers in a number of ways throughout the year. Long-term roles include fellowships, attachments, commissions and full productions running alongside unique opportunities for readings, seeing scratch nights and taking part in development sessions and workshops.

There are detailed guidelines on their website about how to familiarise  yourself with their work before submitting, so be sure to read this information carefully before submitting.

What to submit:  The guidelines (linked above) go into detail about what they are looking for (or not).

DON’T send the following:

  • musicals, adaptations, poems, novels or short stories, television, film or radio scripts.
  • “We would also advise against sending us biographical stories or history plays as the first example of your work.”

DO make sure that:

  • Your name and identifying details have been removed from your script – they will be reading scripts anonymously.
  • Your play is formatted appropriately, with cast list and cast doubling noted.

How to apply: You can submit your script to the Traverse Theatre through submissions manager Submittable:


Deadline:  30 April 2014

Applications open for Artist’s Residency with Traverse Theatre

Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and the Traverse Theatre are delighted to announce their continued partnership in a Creative Fellowship to be based within the University, and are currently inviting applications.

IASH and the Traverse will commission a play on or inspired by any aspect of the topic “conflict and reconciliation”. The stipend will be £10,000 and the recipient will have a private office and full Fellowship at IASH, and contribute to the Institute’s events, including giving at least one work-in-progress seminar during the tenure of the Fellowship. The recipient must be Edinburgh-based for the duration of the residency, as their regular presence at IASH is expected.

The Fellow will be a professional playwright with at least two previous professional productions. The tenure of the Fellowship will be between 6 and 10 months, by agreement, with the intention that the playwright will submit a complete play to the Traverse at the end of 2014. During the period of the fellowship the playwright will have access to dramaturgical support from the Traverse’s Artistic team and we hope would also play a part in the life of the theatre.

Previous IASH Fellows have included Iain Finlay Macleod, whose play The Devil Matser and his Children was presented as part of Write Here this Autumn, Pamela Carter and Jo Clifford.

How to apply:  Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter outlining why they would like to take up this Fellowship and how it will be of benefit to them and their writing by 10 am on Monday, 25 November 2013.  Interviews will be held on Friday 6 December at IASH.

Full details and an application pack can be found on the website.

Deadline:  Monday 25 November 2013 at 10am

Source:  @Playwriting_UK