27 March 2020

Playshare Call for Submissions 2020

Playshare Call for Submissions 2020

We have moved our reading period forward and are currently accepting submissions for Playshare. If you have written or devised a previously produced youth theatre play please considering submitting it for Playshare.

Submitting a Play to Playshare

Youth Theatre Ireland is constantly looking for new work to add to the Playshare collection. If you have commissioned a new play, devised a piece or adapted an existing work with your youth theatre, and you feel it would be suitable for production by other youth theatres, let us know about it.

We are currently reading the scripts and will contact writers in late September if we decide to include them. We will update the Playshare collection in November. We will let you know either way if we decide to include it or not. Once a play has been submitted we ask writers not to contact us looking for updates or feedback, as we are reading scripts alongside a variety of other duties. Unfortunatley we cannot offer a script reading service or offer feedback on un-commissioned/ unsolicited scripts.

Please include a short synopsis and some information around cast size and age range.

Please use a standard Playshare listing as a template for this.

Please submit a clean, typed, formatted and page numbered soft copy only of your script to Alan King   as a PDF or Word Doc only. Please include your full name and current contact details on the front page.

The rights of the play always stay with the writer and Youth Theatre Ireland does their best to ensure that interested parties receive copies of the script in good faith.

Criteria for Selection

While there is no hard and fast rules about what constitues a Playshare play, the following may be helpful when considering your submission
• Written to be performed by young people aged 12+. Plays can suit different age ranges i.e. 12-14, 17+ etc.
• Emphasis on large or ensemble casts
• Not over reliant on too many ‘ adult characters’
• An ability to have universal appeal beyond original production.

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