Roughly Staged

NEXT EVENT - 26th SEP 2022 (at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow)

What is Roughly Staged?

Roughly Staged is a fast-paced scratch night for new theatre writing in Glasgow!

At each event we present four brand new 15-minute plays for a script-in-hand performance, with virtually no rehearsal.

Come and see brand new theatre from local writers, before the ink has even dried.

How it works

Roughly Staged is a voluntary event, to help writers and performers improve their craft.

We welcome scripts from writers of all backgrounds, styles and experience levels.

We will work with selected writers to find actors who can perform their script at one of our nights (casting calls will be posted on Facebook.)

On the day of the performance, we will have 2 hours to rehearse and prepare the material. But extensive rehearsal is not required - the idea is to try out new work quickly.

Each script will be performed script-in-hand, will last around 15 minutes and feature a maximum of 3 actors.

After each performance, we'll invite feedback from the audience. Writers will have the opportunity to ask questions to the audience about their work.

Playwrights - submit your scripts (submissions now OPEN)

DEADLINE: 29th AUG 2022 @ 10PM

We are looking for writers who'd like to present NEW WORK at our future scratch nights.

If your script is picked, you can either bring along your own performers or we can put out a casting call for you.

Scripts in any style are welcome, with the following requirements:

Please send your scripts to [email protected]
the deadline is 29th AUG 2022 @ 10PM

Feel free to use that email to ask any questions related to writing submissions.


For all other enquiries please email [email protected]