1. Does Queensland Theatre Company consider unsolicited scripts?
Queensland Theatre Company does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, unless they have been submitted through an agent, or unless you are a writer with a professional production history. Playwrights must satisfy one of the following criteria:
- The professional production of at least one script
- A professional workshop or reading of the submitted script
- The submitted script has been forwarded by a theatrical agent
- The submitted script has been recommended to the Company by a theatre professional known to the Company.
- The submitted script has been recommended to the Company by a professional theatre company or script development agency known to the Company and with the most recent complete reviews/reports attached.
2. What is the best way to bring a script to your attention?
Send the script and direct any enquiries to the Artistic Development Coordinator, Queensland Theatre Company. Brief support material can accompany the script, such as reviews of productions of the script, CV etc. If the play has been professionally assessed, please attach a copy of the assessment to the script submission.
3. Are you looking for any particular kind of material?
Queensland Theatre Company is committed to producing timeless classics from the world’s dramatic repertoire, as well as modern classics and the best of new plays from Australia and overseas. The development of Queensland work is given strong emphasis. There are no restrictions on content; however writers are encouraged to be aware of the current work of the company.
4. When is the best time of year to forward a script to you?
It is hard to predict high and low times. Writers can contact Queensland Theatre Company beforehand to find out the current waiting period.
5. Do you acknowledge receipt of all scripts? If so, in what form?
Yes, Queensland Theatre Company will send the writer an acknowledgment letter that also states the script reference number the script has been allocated.
6. How long should a playwright expect to wait to hear from us?
If we are interested in discussing your script with you further we will get in touch as soon as the demands of our play production season and other project permit, and we always aim to do this within three months of receipt.
If we do not feel that the play is right for us we will endeavour to write to you within six months, but cannot make any firm guarantees about timelines for contacting writers.
7. Do you return all scripts?
Writers should not submit original material as it is not possible to return unsolicited material.
8. Please specify any restrictions you have on cast size.
Each case is considered on its merit.
For more information contact our Artistic Development Coordinator