Deckchair Theatre has an open door policy regarding scripts and new writing and welcomes all proposals.
However, for a first approach to the company please only send your resume, synopsis and artistic rationale for the work, plus a ten page extract that best demonstrates the quality of the writing. For a project that is still in development or a proposal for a commission, please submit your resume, the synopsis and artistic rationale, and a ten page extract of writing from a previously published or produced work. Please note we will only respond if we are interested in following up your proposal.
We encourage you to first consider the suitability of your work to the deckchair program before submitting. This includes considering both the form and style of your play as well as how the work’s content and thematic material fit with the artistic philosophy of the company.
Please send your submissions by email to: literary @ deckchairtheatre.com.au.
We are currently supporting a number of local playwrights to create and develop new work, through commissions, mentoring and dramaturgical support. These playwrights currently include: Ingle Knight, Hellie Turner, David Milroy, Kate Rice, Reg Cribb, Joe Lui, Siobhan Dow-Hall and Michael McCall. You can look forward to seeing more from these playwrights when their new work comes to fruition in our 2012 and 2013 programs.
PlayWriting Australia – Postscript
Deckchair Theatre is one of a number of theatre companies nationwide participating in PostScript, a new initiative from PlayWriting Australia which gives unknown or unproduced playwrights an opportunity to have their unsolicited script read and assessed by a representative from a leading theatre company. These assessments are stored in a shared database that can be accessed by literary managers and artistic directors nationwide. To find out more about how the scheme works visit: www.pwa.org.au/Skills/PostScript