Written a play, but don't know how to take the next step?
Playwright's Studio Scotland's free Script Reading Service, Fuse, provides an opportunity for Scotland's writers to receive valuable script feedback from theatre professionals. The feedback about these new plays is then made available to the Artistic Directors of our Partner organisations.
Your play will be read anonymously by a highly skilled professional
You will receive written feedback to help you develop your craft
This feedback will be available to all Partner theatre companies
Who are the Script Reading Service Partners?
Ankur Productions, Byre Theatre, Catherine Wheels, Citizens’ Theatre, Dundee Rep, Grid Iron, Horsecross (Perth Rep), macrobert, Magnetic North, Mull Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, A Play, A Pie and A Pint (Oran Mor), Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Stellar Quines, TAG Theatre Company,Tron Theatre and Vanishing Point.
What plays are eligible?
Plays by writers who are Scottish or based in Scotland
Plays that have not been produced
Plays for live performance (not T.V., Film or Radio scripts)
All genre of plays except musicals
Plays that have not previously been submitted
We will only consider one play per writer, per year.
Please note that plays written in languages other than English are eligible but may take longer to process.
How do I submit a play?
We have updated the process for submitting scripts to the National Script Reading Service.
Scripts should be submitted by email as an editable Word file. The pages of your scripts should be numbered.
Include a cover sheet with your script. The cover sheet should include the title of the play, your name, address, phone number, email address, language in which your play is written, and any special communication needs you may have.
Your name should appear on the cover sheet only. Do not include details that identify you as the writer on your script.
Email your play with the title "National Script Reading Service" in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't have access to email and wish to post your script, follow the same process as above, and post to: Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD.
What happens next?
You will receive an email acknowledging your submission and detailing the next stage
Your play will be read anonymously by a highly skilled reader who will give written feedback
We will send you a copy of this feedback
The feedback report will be available to all of our National Script Reading Partners but will be kept confidential if you specifically request this.
If any of the Partners have an interest in your writing we will put you in touch with them.
For more information and to send your work