New writing

Stellar Quines is committed to producing new plays and working with playwrights. We build relationships with writers whose work explores intersectional feminist themes and amplifies voices we don’t often hear.

We are a small company and, in order for us to utilise our resources and to support writers in the best ways possible, Stellar Quines is unable to accept script submissions. When we have specific projects and activities for new writing, we will share these online.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels or sign up to our newsletter below to make sure you hear about these opportunities.

External Opportunities

If you have a script you would like to send to a theatre because you are looking for production or for feedback, we recommend you contact the following organisations:

Stellar Quines Commissions

Since the company started, Stellar Quines has commissioned the writing, adaptation or translation of the following plays:

  • Richard – Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part Three (c1591) and Richard III (1592) adapted by Philip Howard
  • Hope and Joy by Ellie Stewart – a co-commission with Pearlfisher
  • Fibres by Frances Poet
  • Bingo! by Anita Vettesse and Johnny McKnight – a co-commission with Grid Iron
  • The View From Castle Rock by Linda McLean – a co-commission with The Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • The Air that Carries the Weight by Rebecca Sharp
  • Threads by Sylvia Dow
  • A translation of The Deliverance written by Jennifer Tremblay, translated by Shelley Tepperman
  • Dare to Care written by Christine Lindsay
  • A translation of A Live Bird in the Mouth written by Jeanne-Mance Delisle, translated by Martin Bowman
  • Ana written by Clare Duffy and Pierre Yves Lemieux
  • Constantina written by Torben Betts
  • An adaptation of The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark for the stage, adapted by Judith Adams
  • The Girl Who Insisted She Wasn’t written by Ariadne Cass
  • The Past Is Not a Place written by Beatrice Colin
  • The Unconquered written by Torben Betts
  • Sweet Fanny Adams in Eden written by Judith Adams
  • Red Priest written by Grace Barnes
  • A translation of The Reel of the Hanged Man written by Jeanne-Mance Delisle, translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay
  • Learning The Paso Doble written by Dilys Rose
  • Refuge written by Janet Paisley

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In our 30th Birthday year, we are launching Quines Collective to help us keep the fight for gender equality centre stage.  

With your support we can continue to amplify the stories and rights of women, girls, non-binary people and people of other marginalised genders in Scotland and beyond. 

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