Script Submissions for our DBP scratch Festival ARE NOW closed!


Our script submissions for our Dear Black People Scratch Festival have no closed.

When submitting a play it should be no longer than 15 minutes. This can be a short play or an extract from a longer play. If you are submitting an extract, it should be able to stand on its own. 

All plays must have minimal set, lighting & sound. 

Important Dates:

Sunday 22nd May 2022 – A Photoshoot in London for all chosen Playwrights.

Tuesday 5th July & Wednesday 6th July 2022 – The Scratch Festival will take place at The Pleasance Theatre, London.


Email your submission to

Clearly state your name, the title of the play and a brief synopsis of the play and character breakdown 

Provide information regarding your creative team/actors and if you are yet to find them 


A chance to showcase of your play at The Pleasance Theatre London on their Main House stage  

All playwrights will be given £150 in expenses to use for the production

All Playwrights will be provided with the opportunity to have rehearsal space at Hidden Viewz leading up to the show. We will arrange slots with each team. 

Our team at Excellence can attend a rehearsal and offer feedback prior to the show 

Promotion on all of our social media platforms

Written feedback from audience members a month after the show 


As the Playwright you must find your creative team and actors yourself. We can help you by advertising your call out posters and can send an email to our networks 
We suggest that you make a Poster/Call out sheet briefly explaining what you are looking for and using your social media channels to advertise. You can also use websites like StarNow & Mandy. 
Each playwright is given 1 complimentary ticket. This can be used for themselves to watch the show, or they can issue it to someone else. 
Of course you can! We just ask that the set, props and lighting are kept to a minimum so that the transition between plays are smooth and efficient. We also strongly advise no food/drinks are used in scenes.
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