Script Reading & Development

Are you an LGBTQ+ writer looking to develop your script further? Or a new playwright looking for feedback on your first draft?

We are always looking to meet new writers and read their scripts and support their development. We love meeting new people and forging new relationships.

Script Reading and Mentoring Sessions

We understand how difficult it can be for emerging writers and playwrights to receive useful feedback on their scripts so we are offering face-to-face (or Zoom-to-Zoom!) script analysis feedback working with our co-artistic director Dan Jarvis.

For £40, Dan will read your script, provide a basic script report and arrange an hour’s online feedback session to discuss the script, understand the story you are trying to tell and use a creative coaching approach to help you and your script reach it’s full potential.

Dramaturgy & Script Development

Are you looking for a dramaturg to support the development of a new piece of theatre?

We are open to longer term collaborations, offering longer-script reading and dramaturg services as you develop a new play from initial drafts to being in the rehearsal room and are happy to be included in funding bids, subject to conversations between us, the writer and director/producer.

To request a script reading please email with the subject Script Reading


Dan’s Experience

Dan Jarvis is an experienced freelance dramaturg, producer and director. He has directed and consulted on many productions including his work Green Carnation Theatre, Manchester ADP, Hope Mill Theatre, Not Norman, LGBT History Month, Pagelight Productions and more.

Recently he has undertaken dramaturg training with Young Vic with Sasha Wares as part of RTYDS and in 2021 worked as a script reader for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, receiving mentorship from Dr Frank Peschier.

Dan in rehearsal for ‘Spring Forward, Fall Back’ with Manchester ADP. Image by the late and deeply missed Mark Russell.

He studied theatre studies at Lancaster University and did his Masters degree in Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester, specialising in LGBTQ theatre and cabaret. He has also worked in arts marketing and audience development for 10 years and has an invaluable insight in considering the role and experience of the audience within a theatrical performance.

Dan currently works as a Relationship Manager for Arts Council England.