All the Reader’s are experienced theatre-makers and/or writers with an excellent understanding of playwriting and the South African theatre landscape. Collectively they are able to assess plays in any official South African language. The 1 to 2 page reports will be carefully considered in relation to the script you submit, and will be written to provide you with detailed and specific constructive input. The Market Theatre’s artistic department will directly engage with scripts that are flagged by a Reader as a fresh, urgent, or compelling story that should be considered for development or production. 

To apply, you will need to complete an application form along with the submission of the following:

  • Your play in PDF format (max. 5MB).
  • A synopsis of the play (max. 500 words). This will guide us on an appropriate reader to send your work to.

Applications should be submitted online by no later than Monday 1 July 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application!