You may send me a script to read either electronically or as a manuscript. Please email me a copy of your resume, including a list of written and produced plays. I agree to read your script as soon as I can and in the date/time order of arrival. Please don’t call or email to check. If I didn’t read the play and respond, there are reasons. I used to operate a national play search; we received not hundreds but thousands of scripts. I hope this website doesn’t become such a magnet. If I find the script compelling, I’ll write a short response, mostly about what I like about the piece. If I don’t find the play compelling, I’ll tell you so but without comment. I approach these scripts as plays I’d like to direct. My reaction is personal. Someone else may love your work. If you want a critical, written response, I can do that. See Fees. Reading is prospecting. Writing is work.
If I find the play compelling, we should talk. If we strike up a mutual interest in developing the script, I’ll support your work through my network. The hope is, of course: two heads that love a play are better than one in moving it toward production. I’ll work my network for the play, and I hope you’ll support my right of first refusal to direct and to conduct open auditions. Our decision will be made on the basis of what is best for the play.