Script Accelerator 2018

Script Accelerator is a yearly programme supporting emerging practitioners to develop new plays. 


“We run Script Accelerator because we are passionate about discovering emerging talent and giving a platform to upcoming artists” – Melli Marie, Creative Director


Each year producers, or theatre companies, are invited to pitch a particular play they would like to develop - and six are selected into the programme. 

Each successful applicant, along with their team, will be offered space for Rehearsal and Development in order to develop the script and prepare a twenty-minute extract of the play to be performed on the Park200 stage. The extracts will be performed on a Sunday and a Monday.

Pieces are selected on the merit of the script and, vitally, on future life potential. A number have previously gone on to perform our Park90 stage, including Storm In A Tea Cup, World Enough And Time and Happy To Help.

Script Accelerator is led by Creative Director Melli Marie with the opportunity for feedback from Artistic Director Jez Bond and Executive Director Rachael Williams. The programme will be facilitated by the Script Accelerator Coordinator. Each producer will be appointed a mentee to join their team. The mentee is matched with each producer based on their interests and the skills they are eager to develop.


Key Dates

Submission deadline: 9 July
Shortlist announced: 23 July
Finalists announced: 1 August
4 week programme commences: 29 October
Public showcase: 29 & 30 Nov, 1 Dec


Submit Your Work

Email your submission/register your interest by contacting [email protected]



You must be available Monday – Friday 10am – 5.30pm for the four week rehearsal period.  The Programme Schedule will be distributed when finalists are selected. The finalised schedule will vary week to week. Companies may wish to complement our schedule with some space of their own finding to add more rehearsals. We can recommend some reasonably priced and local studios or participants may wish to find their own accommodation.



Click here to view the script accelerator archive from previous years.