The Literary Department is a home for plays and writers. You fuel the work that we present on our stage, so please send us your plays, tell us the stories that we should be presenting and make your voice heard.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Hampstead Theatre is looking for original plays and promising writers. We want to read engaging stories, writing that takes risks and plays that speak to a modern audience. If the voice is refreshing, or if the play is delivered with power, rigour or wit, we want to read it.
HOW IT WORKS
We accept scripts from writers all year round. This will begin in August 2019, so if you submitted a script before this point, please feel free to resubmit.
We are only able to accept plays from writers who are not represented by an agent via this submission process, writers with an agent can ask them to submit their work in the usual way.
All submissions must be from writers based in the UK
All plays sent to us must be unperformed
We can only accept one play per writer per year
All plays must be full length (roughly speaking over 50 pages)
We are unable to accept short plays or adaptations
HOW TO SUBMIT
All plays must be sent as a pdf attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a brief synopsis and any other information you’d like us to know.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR PLAY IS SUBMITTED
When you have sent your play you will receive an acknowledgment email from us to say that it has arrived. Within of a three month period of consideration you will hear from us to say whether we are able to go any further with your script. We don’t provide critical feedback on the plays that we receive, however we will let you know when your play has been read and what the outcome of the process is.
If you have any other questions about the process please do email email@example.com and we will be happy to help if we can.