Submit a Script

The 2023 New Writing script submission window has now closed. The deadline for submissions was Friday 25 Aug 2023 at 5pm. The window will open again in the summer of 2024.

Thank you to the 560 people who submitted your scripts to us in 2023! Our reading panel look forward to reading your plays. We will announce the plays selected for Druid Debuts 2024 in the summer of 2024. Druid Debuts is our annual series of rehearsed readings of new plays.

How It Works

Playwrights who submit a script during the submission window will have their work read. Scripts received outside of this time will not be considered. Scripts sent via email, post or other means will not be accepted.

The company accepts plays in the English language. For the purposes of clarity: Druid accepts translations of original plays into English which meet our criteria.

Please ensure you have read our guidelines before submitting your script.

For the open submission process, a reading panel assists the Artistic Director in assessing your play and ensures that a range of perspectives are brought to bear on each submission.

While Druid gives consideration to all plays submitted within the allotted period, we are not in a position to give a detailed a response to each submission.

The open submission process takes place alongside commissions, workshops, mentoring, public readings and other playwright development initiatives as part of Druid’s commitment to bring new work into production.