Call for plays now over!
This year, we sought new plays to inspire and incite.
THEME | ESCAPE.
Over 130 of you answered our call!
Three scripts most suited for development have now been selected after a rigorous shortlisting process.
These selected playwrights will now receive a week of mentoring and script development under the guidance of Playwright and Screenwriter Eugene O'Brien during Scripts this July, where the whole process of writing and rewriting will be explored in a collaborative supportive environment.
Our festival supports the three playwrights with a team of artists to mentor, develop and produce the emerging scripts for a rehearsed reading staged on the final day of Scripts. Industry professionals then judge the final versions and a winner is selected.
Previous judges have included Jesse Weaver of The Abbey Theatre, playwright and theatre director Phillip McMahon, and playwright, director, and performer Gina Moxley.
Scripts actor alumni includes; Aaron Monaghan, Catherine Walsh, Cathy Belton, Charlie Bonner, Clare Barrett, Clare Monnelly, Geraldine Plunkett, Jane McGrath, Pascal Scott, and Peter Campion to name but a handful.