Application Process for Prospective Writers


The first step is to fill out our online application form to register your interest.

Please prepare a CV and a document which includes a brief synopsis followed by one scene from the work you wish to submit. You will need to upload both files in a PDF format at the end of the application form. 

You must be at least 18 years old to apply. 

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If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to submit your written work followed by an online interview.

Please make sure that your written work is formatted well and in a PDF format. 

The interview will focus on discussing your submitted work and your future intentions with the piece. 

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If your online interview is successful, we will proceed with an online read-through.

You will be matched with a cast from the performers in our community. An event will be made and sold on a pay-what-you-can basis through our website so that your written work may also have an audience!

Following a successful read-through, there will be further opportunities to develop your written work into an online production, rehearsed reading, and/or live production.

50% of funds raised from tickets through an event from your written piece will be split equally between yourself and the other individuals involved. The remaining 50% will be reinvested into future projects and productions.

A mentor from The New Works Playhouse may be assigned to your script. All this means is that the mentor will be your first point of call should you need any support. 

Member writers are expected to have a hands-on approach in the development and direction of approved scripts into a read-through event and online/live productions. This includes being present at rehearsals and directing read-throughs and productions. If support is needed, please ensure you mention this in your initial application and interview. 

To ensure that all of our performer members are provided with a fair opportunity to take part in our events, auditions will not be required for a read-through event. Preferences for performers may also not be considered.

If a script is brought to an online or live production, you will have an opportunity to audition our performer members to ensure you have the appropriate cast for your production.

The application process and successful membership as a writer are both free of charge. 

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