We support the work and development of debut and emerging writers along with the artists who bring their words to life. We want to discover stories in close conversation with our times, from voices we haven’t heard before, that makes us see the world anew.
We are interested in reading scripts from any writer who is yet to have a full-length play that has been professionally produced for four weeks or more in a subsidised/commercial London venue and/or a major regional or international venue. We apply this criteria to all script submissions: Unsolicited, Playwriting Award, Rapid Write Response and the 503Five.
We adopt a similar approach to programing productions at Theatre503, in particular our 4- week curated hires and in house shows. Ultimately our decision making comes down to the quality of the script and how much having a show on at 503 will benefit the writer and/or artists attached to the project.
A NOTE FOR AGENTS
We are more than happy to read submissions and proposals sent by agents on behalf of their clients, through our Unsolicited script reading process. However, we will only accept submissions from individual writers for the Playwriting Award, 503Five and Rapid Write Response.
Lisa Spirling, Artistic Director