Once the first 8 eligible scripts are received, the submissions box will close.
The New Scripts Garage is a regular offer of dramaturgical support for new scripts, convened every other month, with low barriers to entry. On a regular basis, we open our inboxes for script submissions from playwrights seeking dramaturgical support for their work.
For the November 2023 cycle, we are collaborating with Teater Ekamatra to offer a Malay-language edition, that will accept up to eight scripts through an Open Call.
Please note that this is not a presentational platform. This short-form residency is ideal for playwrights who have a script that they want to take forward to the next draft in the development process.
The first eight eligible scripts received during the Open Call Submissions period will be handed over to the team of readers, made up of directors, playwrights, and dramaturgs, who will consider the submissions.
Based on the quality of the script, its stage of development, and the writer's needs as expressed in the application form, they will then recommend either a Script Circle or one-on-one dramaturgy consultation sessions.
The Script Circle will be organised by Centre 42 and Teater Ekamatra, who will invite actors, writers, directors, and dramaturgs from a pool of artists we have been working closely with on this programme.
The scripts receiving one-on-one dramaturgy sessions will be scheduled directly with our dramaturgs, who will read the scripts and provide detailed feedback in discussion with the writer.
Scripts that are not allocated for the Script Circle or one-on-one dramaturgy sessions will receive written feedback consolidated from the reading team’s discussion. These playwrights and writers are welcome to submit subsequent drafts for future iterations of the New Scripts Garage.
This programme prioritises writer development over polish, and aims to get the writer excited to work on the next draft of their script, with a clearer sense of where to go.
14 October (12pm) - 18 October 2023 (12pm):
22 October - 4 November 2023:
8 November 2023:
27 November 2023:
The reading and selection of scripts will be conducted by a team of dramaturgs, directors and playwrights put together by Centre 42 and Teater Ekamatra who are actively engaged in their practices with new writing development.
Names of the team for the November 2023 cycle will be announced soon.