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5 tips to writers wanting to submit to Breakwater Theatre

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

We are always interested in reading new writing for the stage. Usually, we would ask writers to submit a short script as a taste of your work.

Tip 1 - The script should be between 10 and 15 minutes in length

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Tip 2 - Keep the cast to the bare minimum where possible. Ask yourself "What is the smallest number of actors needed to tell my story?" If you ask us, we prefer a cast of no more than 4 or 5.

Tip 3 - Don't demand a complicated set. If your script requires a set with doors and different rooms or cannot be easily suggested and imagined by our audience, we are less likely to offer to produce the piece.

Tip 4 - Don't write scripts that require specific (difficult to obtain) props, complicated sound or lighting effects or projection. There is nothing wrong with any of these theatrical devices but we are unlikely to be able to meet your requirements.

Tip 5 - Whether we accept your work for performance, ask you to make changes to the script in order for us to perform it or declare that it is not for us, please remember that opinions are commonplace and everyone has one. It doesn't mean that we are right and you are wrong but we know what our own limitations are and have to take a decision. You are free to ignore us and move on. Some writers have found their work has proved successful elsewhere after we had turned it down. We don't know everything.

Above All - Thank You For Choosing To Submit Your Work To Us!

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