This page contains calls for scripts from theatres accepting submissions on an ongoing basis. For more opportunities, please check the League of Professional Theatre Women’s monthly funding newsletters.
**Kansas City Women’s Playwriting Festival at Potluck Productions** (Kansas City, MO) – Seeking short (approx. 10 minutes) scripts by female playwrights from the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas in Missouri and Kansas. (If you are currently attending a college in this area, it counts!) Potluck Productions showcases scripts by emerging female playwrights for our First Friday Play Reading series. Selected plays will be performed every other first Friday via dramatic play readings by professional actors at the Uptown Arts Bar at 36th and Broadway in Kansas City. For more details, please visit www.potluckproductionskc.com.
**Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble** (Los Angeles, CA) – Seeking shows for production with a particular interest in submissions by female playwrights. New work is preferred, but they will consider previously produced plays. They are seeking work that is fresh and exciting. The majority of company members are in the 20-35 age range, and they love ensemble pieces and large casts. This is a great place to submit a play that may have too large a cast for many other companies. Plays that have a message – whether they are comedies or dramas – are preferred. Send an e-mail with play development history, cast list, play synopsis, and first 15 pages of script only. NO FEE.
Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble, 3116 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90405, email@example.com, http://latensemble.com/2009/Home.html.
New Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco, CA) – Seeking gay-themed plays or musicals, and theatre for youth (traditional or progressive). Currently accepting only agency submissions.
See website for complete guidelines and submission requirements. NOTE: No phone calls. NO FEE.
Ed Decker, Artistic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Theater website: www.nctcsf.org.
The theater is located at 25 Van Ness AVe., Lower Level, San Francisco, CA 94102.
**The Women’s Theatre Project** (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Seeking submissions of full-length plays with all-female casts by female playwrights for their intimate black box theatre. Four productions per year. NOTE: Submissions accepted by postal mail or e-mail. NO FEE. The Women’s Theatre Project, 505 NW 1st Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, email@example.com.
Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis, MN) – Seeking submissions of contemporary plays that pursue and realize the company’s mission and aesthetic of using theatre to address pluralism, usually manifest in race, culture, language, disability, gender, nationality, and political worldview. Send a query letter, bio or resume, brief synopsis, and 10-page sample of the play by e-mail. NO FEE. Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis, MN 55454, T: (612) 338-0937, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mixedblood.com/.
**Strand Theater Company** (Baltimore, MD) – The Strand is a directors’ theatre and as such does not accept script submissions. They encourage directors to contact them to begin building relationships and to discuss artistic pursuits including potential productions that would fit within The Strand’s mission. http://www.strand-theater.org/submissions.html.
Mondays Dark Theatre Company (New York, NY) – Seeking new works for full production in their upcoming season. They are interested in plays that tell powerful stories that give audiences a fresh look at humanity and the lives we all lead. Musicals accepted. Submit script as a PDF attachment to an e-mail with a cover letter that includes a brief synopsis of the piece, as well as any history of the production. NO FEE. Mondays Dark Theatre Company, email@example.com, www.facebook.com/mondaysdark.
**Artemisia Theatre ** ( Chicago, IL) – Artemisia Theatre accepts new full-length plays from international writers to be staged as readings during their annual Fall Festival in Chicago. A female protagonist is required. The submission window for Artemisia’s 2015 Fall Festival opens August 15, 2014, and closes January 15, 2015, at midnight. Please visit http://www.artemisiatheatre.org/p/artemisia-calls-for-submissions-2013.html for more details on how to submit your female-centered work. $10 Submission Fee.
**Nightwood Theatre Company** (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Seeks to propel women to the top their craft in Canadian theatre by forging creative alliances among women artists from diverse backgrounds to develop and produce innovative Canadian theatre. Accepts work from emerging and established female playwrights, creators, or collectives. Submissions accepted from women writers residing in Canada only. One submission per playwright. Submissions accepted between September 1 and May 1 annually. Submit cover letter with full contact information, short bio, brief synopsis of script including development and production history (if applicable), and full script with SASE for return. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Erica Kopyto, Dramaturg/Literary Manager, Nightwood Theatre, 55 Mill St., Ste. 301, Case Good Warehouse, Bldg. No. 74, Toronto, ON, Canada M5A 3C4, T: (416) 944-1740, Erica@nightwoodtheatre.net, www.nightwoodtheatre.net.
**Nora’s Playhouse** (Brooklyn, NY) – Provides an environment for women’s stories to be told. They seek plays written by women, giving voice to the diverse and sometimes untold stories of women. They welcome both comedic and dramatic plays representing a range of multigenerational characters from a global and domestic perspective. NOTE: Submissions must be sent via email AND snail mail. NO FEE. Nora’s Playhouse, PO Box 21597, Brooklyn, NY 11202, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.norasplayhouse.org.
Less Than Rent Theatre (New York, NY) – Accepting original full-length and one-act plays for upcoming seasons. Less Than Rent produces new work by emerging artists that embraces its theatricality and shows commitment to passionate, humorous, and immersive theatre for new audiences. Musicals must include CD. Plays must not have been produced in New York. NOTE: E-mail submissions only in Word or PDF format. NO FEE. Less Than Rent Theatre, Jenna@lessthanrent.org. www.lessthanrent.org.
UPTheater Company (New York, NY) – New theatre company located in Inwood seeks an original play for spring slot to be produced under AEA showcase code. They are not afraid to be “gritty, rambunctious, irreverent.” Seeking plays that relate to and challenge an urban working class audience. Special consideration given to playwrights from Inwood and Washington Heights. Submit script via postal mail or e-mail query with production history, synopsis, and breakdown. NO FEE. UPTheater Company, 60 Cooper St., Ste. 2E, New York, NY 10034, info@UPtheater.org.
Buran Theatre Company (Kansas City, MO) – Seeking projects that are not traditional “plays” that can be tailored into a synopsis or follow a linear path but rather are large, inclusive, bewildering, imaginative, humorous, intelligent, and musical. They are interested in the creation of new plays for a new audience; timely plays that experiment with the physical relationship of the actors and the spectators. See website to determine if your work might be a good fit and submit via e-mail. NO FEE. email@example.com, http://www.burantheatre.com/.
Denver’s Dangerous Theatre (Denver, CO) – Seeking plays for production in the upcoming season. Plays must have a maximum run time of 75 minutes with no intermission, 4 actors or fewer, and minimal set requirements. Plays must be unpublished with limited production history. Compensation is 7% of house. NOTE: Submit via e-mail with the title of the play in the subject line. Only one play per e-mail. NO FEE. Winnie Wenglewick, Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, 2620 W. 2nd Ave. Denver, CO 80219, firstname.lastname@example.org.
**20% Theatre Company, Twin Cities** (Minneapolis, MN) – Seeking submissions of work by female (biologically, female-identified, transsexual, transgender, or gender-queer) playwrights for consideration for New Works Playreading Series, main-stage production season, or other performance event. Works must have been developed within the past 20 years; no minimum or maximum length requirements. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. Download application form from website. NO FEE. 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities, 5152 Aldrich Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55430, Claire@tctwentypercent.org, email@example.com, http://www.tctwentypercent.org.
Icebox Radio Theater (International Falls, MN) – Seeking radio plays suitable for live, theatrical production. They are primarily interested in stories with some connection to the Northland – regions commonly referred to as Northern Minnesota and Northwest Ontario, Canada – stories set in these regions or penned by writers from these regions. Radio plays may be of varying lengths, but 30 minutes is the primary focus. They are also interested in prose stories not yet adapted to radio; stories 5 pages or less may be submitted in their entirety; for longer stories, submit first 5 pages followed by a one or two paragraph summary of the rest of the story. Comedy and lighter fare preferred, but they are open to everything. A $25 stipend is offered for all 30 minutes scripts. NO FEE. Hard copy submissions should include a SASE; electronic submissions accepted as well. Icebox Radio Theater, Literary Manager, PO Box 46, International Falls, MN 56649, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.iceboxradio.org/.
Pear Avenue Theatre (Mountain View, CA) – Seeking submissions of full-length plays from San Francisco Bay Area playwrights. Each spring, they produce a series of readings, then choose one of the works for a full production the following season. Selected work undergoes a development process, including workshops with dramaturgical assistance, before its premiere. Work should have no more than 8-10 characters and be producible on a black box stage in an intimate theatre. No previous productions. NOTE: submit by postal mail. NO FEE. Attn: Diane Tasca, Artistic Director, Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, http://www.thepear.org/opportunities.htm#playwright.
Everyone Has the Right (London, UK) – This joint initiative with Amnesty International seeks plays with human rights at their hearts. Plays must be written in English and not yet professionally produced. Plays may be any length, and may be for any ages. Send full script, short synopsis (no more than 200 words) and cover sheet (download from website). NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Everyone Has the Right, iceandfire, Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial St., London, E1 6LS, http://iceandfire.co.uk/participation/everyonehastheright.
The Good Ear Review – A dramatist’s online literary journal that publishes stand-alone monologues that share a moment in time with the reader and the audience. Seeking new monologues in any genre from established and emerging playwrights. See website for guidelines. Submit monologue in the body of an e-mail. NO FEE. email@example.com, http://thegoodearreview.com/submission-guidelines/.
Wily West Productions (San Francisco, CA) – Seeking short and full-length (85 pages max) scripts. Playwrights must live in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2 submissions per playwright. Plays must not have received a production of any kind. No musicals or children’s plays. Manuscripts must be typed and in standard script format. Title page should include name and full contact information. NOTE: E-mail submissions only in Word, RTF, or PDF format; if you cannot submit electronically, contact them to arrange for a hard copy submission. NO FEE. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wilywestproductions.com.
Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles, CA) – Seeking shows for production next season. The company is especially interested in submissions by female playwrights. New work is preferred, but they will consider previously produced plays. They are seeking work that is fresh and exciting. The majority of company members are in the 20-35 age range, and they love ensemble piece and large casts. This is a great opportunity to submit a play that may have too large a cast for many other companies. Plays that have a message – whether they are comedies or dramas – are preferred. Send an e-mail with play development history, cast list, play synopsis, and first 15 pages of script only. NO FEE. email@example.com, http://www.latensemble.com/2009/Home.html.
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (San Francisco, CA) – Presents high-quality, professionally directed plays by African-American playwrights, providing career building opportunities for local actors, directors, designers, and technicians of color. Seeking new works that explore, celebrate, and reflect the lives and experiences of African-Americans. See website for submission guidelines. NO FEE. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 777 Jones St., San Francisco, CA 94109, Attn: Stanley Williams, Artistic Director, www.lhtsf.org.
New Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco, CA) – Seeking submissions in two categories: gay-themed plays or musicals and theatre for youth (traditional or progressive). Optimum cast size is 4-8. Submit cover letter with brief history of work and playwright contact information, character breakdown, synopsis, technical requirements, and information about current options/contracts. See website for guidelines. NOTE: No phone calls. NO FEE. Ed Decker, Artistic Director, The New Conservatory Theatre, 25 Van Ness Ave., Lower Level, San Francisco, CA 94102, ed@nctcsf, www.nctcsf.org.
Revolving Stages Call For Plays by Black Playwrights (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-minute plays by Black playwrights that reflect experiences of the global African diaspora for staged readings at the Harlem YMCA’s Little Theatre. Playwrights must select their own director or direct or read their own plays. Limit of 1-3 characters. Performers will be paid a modest carfare. NO FEE. Send script with full contact information. Eleanor Herman, Executive Director, 94 East 1st St., #19J, New York, NY 10019, Attention: Revolving Stage.
Purple Rose Theatre (Chelsea, MI) – Dedicated to the development and production of new plays and emerging playwrights. Submit one-page synopsis of script, character breakdown, 15-page dialogue sample, and SASE for reply. NO FEE. Guy Sanville, Artistic Director, Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park St., Chelsea, MI 48118, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.purplerosetheatre.org/.
**Rivendell Theatre Ensemble** (Chicago, IL) – Committed to cultivating the talents of women theatre artists and to seeking out innovative plays that explore the unique female experience in an intimate, salon environment. You may submit your play through a literary agent or accompanied by a letter of recommendation by a theater professional (i.e. an artistic director or literary manager at a professional theater). If neither of these apply to you, you may write a letter of inquiry and submit it, along with a brief synopsis and your resume, to Rachel Walshe, Literary Manager. NO FEE. Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5775 N. Ridge Rd. #1, Chicago, IL 60660, Rachel@rivendelltheatre.net.
Virginia Premiere Theatre (Williamsburg, VA, and Newport News, VA) – Seeks to enrich local communities, enhance economic prosperity, educate youth, and bring national recognition to Virginia’s arts through the presentation of new plays. Seeking new, full-length plays to develop and produce. No one-acts or full scale musicals. They will consider “pocket musicals” or plays with music. Plays must be unpublished. They are particularly interested in plays from abroad, plays that focus on social issues, and plays that have a unique voice and inherent theatricality. Send synopsis, letter of inquiry, bio, sample dialogue, character breakdown, number of actors required, and setting requirements. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Literary Manager, Virginia Premiere Theatre, PO Box 84, Foster, VA 23056, email@example.com, www.vptheatre.com/auditions&submissions_playwrights.htm.
Simonalta Theatricals (New York, NY) – New, independent theatrical production company seeking scripts to produce and submit to upcoming NYC theatre festivals. Plays should be no longer than 90 minutes. Include a synopsis and character breakdown with script. NO FEE. I. Simon, Simonalta Theatricals, 205 W. 88th St., New York, NY 10024, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center Call for Latino Playwrights (New York, NY) – Seeking one-act and full-length plays by Latino playwrights for production at DMAC in the East Village. Submit materials with a SASE by regular mail. NO FEE. Anthony Ruiz, DMAC, PO Box 1200, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276.
Playwrights Horizons – Seeking new full-length plays by American playwrights on any topic, in any genre, including musicals. No one-acts, one-person shows, non-musical adaptations, translations, children’s shows, screenplays, or works by non-U.S. writers. Plays must not have been produced in New York City. Submit full script with a cover letter, author’s bio, and SASE. If submitting a musical, include a CD. NO FEE. Adam Greenfield, Literary Manager, OR Kent Nicholson, Director of Musical Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036, www.playwrightshorizons.org/workph.html.
Wings Theatre (New York, NY) – Produces a year-round season of new plays by American playwrights. Plays must fall into one of 2 categories: The Gay Plays Series (plays or musicals with a major gay character or theme), or The New Musicals Series (musicals on any subject or theme). Submit full-length plays only, typed and bound. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Script Coordinator, Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014, http://wingstheatre.com/.
Apple Core Theatre Company (New York, NY) – Accepting original full-length and one-act plays for upcoming seasons. Submit a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, scenic breakdown, and full script. NOTE: E-mail submissions only in Word or PDF format; no postal address available. NO FEE. Allison@applecoretheatercompnay.org, www.applecoretheatercompany.org.
Madcap Players (Washington, DC) – Accepts submissions of plays of all lengths in all genres; unproduced plays preferred, but they will consider previously produced plays (include production history). NOTE: E-mail submissions as Word or PDF attachments preferred. NO FEE. Madcap Players, 405 6th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002, email@example.com.
TinFish Productions (Chicago, IL) – Seeking submissions of new plays of all lengths and genres for possible workshopping and/or production as part of their New Play Showcases. NO FEE. TinFish Productions, 4247 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618, Attn: Lucia Mazzochetti, Literary Manager, http://www.centerstagechicago.com/theatre/whoswho/TinFishProductions.html.
Original Works Publishing – Seeking plays that have been previously produced. No translations, adaptations, or works for younger audiences. Accepts Full Lengths, One Acts, Short Play Collections, Monologue Shows, New Musicals, Fringe Festival Plays. Send play, including cover page, along with short synopsis, character breakdown, production history, reviews, posters/logos, and playwright resume or bio. If submitting by e-mail, attach play as a PDF or Word Document and write “Submission: Title” in the subject line. NO FEE. Original Works Publishing, 4611 ½ Ambrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.originalworksonline.com/.
3 Wise Monkeys (San Francisco, CA) – Send 10-15 page sample (not a full script) with 1-2 paragraph synopsis, character breakdown, cover letter, resume, and reviews (if previously produced). NO FEE. Three Wise Monkeys Theatre Company, Literary Department, P.O. Box 640326, San Francisco, CA 94164-0326, email@example.com, www.threewisemonkeys.org.
Western Kentucky University “Before Broadway” Series (Bowling Green, KY) – The music theatre program at Western Kentucky University presents a new musical each year as part of its “Before Broadway” series. Done as a staged reading with an audience talk-back following, writers are brought to campus as guest artists for a portion of the rehearsal process. NO FEE. Before Broadway, Tracey Moore, Theatre and Dance #71086, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Gordon Wilson Hall Room 313, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101, firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Women In Theatre Monthly Writers Reading Series** (Los Angeles, CA) – Monthly reading series seeks scripts. Send cover e-mail plus first 20 pages of play by e-mail to Julia (co-producer). NO FEE. Women In Theatre, 11684 Ventura Blvd. #444, Studio City, CA 91604, email@example.com, http://www.womenintheatre.com.
Counting Squares Theatre (New York, NY) – Accepts new play submissions for workshopping and eventual production as part of their regular season. Submit a one-page synopsis of your play, a character list and description, a short playwright bio, and the play in its entirety. NOTE: Scripts should be submitted in PDF format by e-mail. NO FEE. Counting Squares Theatre, 309 E. 61st St., Suite 12, New York, NY 10065, T: (407) 765-6308, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.countingsquarestheatre.org.
Shoestring Radio Theatre (San Francisco, CA) – Seeking original radio plays in any genre. No stage plays or screenplays. Plays should be either 25-28 minutes, or 50-56 minutes (longer plays will be aired in 2 parts). Short plays (10 minutes and shorter) are also accepted. Scripts do not have to follow a specific format, but it should be easy to distinguish the dialogue from the sound effects and music. Selected plays will be aired nationally on public radio stations across the country, and playwrights will receive a copy of the finished production. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Monica Sullivan, Producer, Shoestring Radio Theatre, P.O. Box 590163, San Francisco, CA 94159-0163, http://www.shoestring.org/srt_submit.html.
The Confederates Theatre Company (Woodside, NY) – Founded on the principles of developing new process-oriented, forward-looking theatre. Aims to collaborate with new young artists in creating plays that will stretch the skills of the artists and challenge audiences. Seeking dangerous, provocative, sexy, funny, horrifying, original plays by emerging playwrights. Plays should be 1-2 hours long and have casts of 2-5 characters. They are interested in seeing your wildest work. NO FEE. Contact: Matthew Boyce, Tom Bonner, The Confederates Theatre Company, 56-21 43 Ave. 1FL, Woodside, NY 11377, email@example.com.
Southern Writers’ Project of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery, AL) – Seeking original full-length scripts and adaptations that have not been professionally produced. Plays must meet one or more of the following criteria: the playwright is Southern; the script is set in the South, or deals specifically with Southern issues, characters, or themes; the script deals with African-American themes or characters. Only one submission per playwright per year. If you would like to submit a musical or children’s play, send a letter of inquiry first. Submissions are considered for the Southern Writers’ Project Festival of New Plays, an annual weekend of readings of new work. These plays are then considered for production in subsequent ASF seasons. NO FEE. Nancy Rominger, Artistic Associate, Director, New Play Development, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, One Festival Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://southernwritersproject.net/.
New Leaf Theatre (Chicago, IL) – New Leaf’s mission is to create intimate, animate theatrical experiences that renew both artist and audience. Seeking plays for new development initiative. Please visit company website for information regarding the initiative, submission periods and guidelines. NO FEE. New Leaf Theatre, c/o Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614, email@example.com, http://www.newleaftheatre.org/.
Write Angle Productions: Ten Minute Play Award (monthly, online) – Seeking submissions of 10-minute plays. The winner of each month’s contest is published online. Send scripts in MS Word formate by e-mail, with “Contest” in the subject line. Only one submission per playwright per month. NO FEE. Contact: Ken Crost, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.writeangle.org/contest_info.htm.
Clubbed Thumb (New York, NY) – Accepts submissions of plays that are funny, strange, and provocative, with a running time of an hour to an hour and a half with no intermission. Plays must be unproduced in New York City and must have a reasonable representation of women, both in quantity and quality of roles. They prefer medium sized ensemble casts; at least 3 characters. The director of the piece will be chosen by mutual consent of playwright and Clubbed Thumb. They are committed to play development, and therefore produce only plays that are actively being worked on with the expectation that the rehearsal process will prove beneficial to the playwright’s writing process. Submit unbound scripts. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Clubbed Thumb, 141 E. Third St. #11H, New York, NY 10009, T: (212) 802-8007, FAX: (212) 533-9286, email@example.com, http://www.clubbedthumb.org/.
Shelterbelt Theatre (Omaha, NE) – Produces 4 original productions each season, from collections of short one-acts to full-length plays and musicals. They accept submissions of new scripts of all lengths (from 15 minutes to over 2 hours) and subject matter, and are especially interested in works by local and regional writers. They work with local writers to set up reading panels and workshops for plays in development. Plays are usually selected 4-6 months before performance date. Submit a letter of inquiry with full contact information, a 1-page synopsis of you script, and full script (or, if not yet complete, a minimum of 10 pages from the script). Title page with full name and contact information must be at the beginning of the script, in the same file. NOTE: E-mail submissions only, as MS Word, Plain Text, Rich Text, or Adobe PDF attachments. No calls or e-mails to check on submission status. NO FEE. Shelterbelt Theatre, 3225 California, Omaha, NE 68131, T: (402) 341-2757, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.shelterbelt.org/submissionsBETA.html.
Ars Nova’s Out Loud Reading Series (New York, NY) – Bi-weekly play reading series dedicated to supporting the development of new work by emerging playwrights. Send a synopsis and 10-page sample of your play, along with a playwriting resume and a cover letter detailing any previous development the play has undergone. Writers are also encouraged to invite Ars Nova staff to readings or productions of their work. Full scripts will not be considered unless requested based on the 10-page sample. If you would like your materials returned, include a SASE. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Attn: Submissions, Ars Nova, 511 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019, http://arsnovanyc.com/.
Urban Samurai Productions (Minneapolis, NM) – Always seeking new plays. Submit plays via e-mail as PDF documents, or hard copies by regular mail. NOTE: No requirements or restircitons on length or content are specified. NO FEE. Urban Samurai Productions, P.O. Box 580397, Minneapolis, NM 55458-0397, email@example.com, http://www.urbansamurai.org/.
Revolution Theatre Company (Chicago, IL) – Accepts new play submissions; interested playwrights are encouraged to read their mission statement and look at past shows to get an idea of the type of plays they are looking for. Scripts will be considered for the Staged Reading Series or full production (plays chosen for full production will be paid royalties). Seeking full-length (maximum 2 hours and 2 acts) and one-act (maximum 1 hour) plays. No musicals. Include bio and synopsis with script. NOTE: E-mail submissions accepted, but snail mail preferred. NO FEE. Literary Director, Revolution Theatre Company, P.O. Box 3896, Chicago, IL 60654, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.revolutiontheatre.org/.
Willows Theatre Company (Martinez, CA) – Produces exclusively from contemporary American Theatre but will consider certain stylized plays and musicals which have a contemporary edge. Seeking full-length comedies only. They are not daunted by large casts (production cast size average is 15 or more). Do not send a full script. Submit a brief synopsis, character breakdown, playwright resume, and SASE for response. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Script Submission, Willows Theatre Company, 636 Ward St., Martinez, CA 94553, http://www.willowstheatre.com/.
Boarshead Theatre (Lansing, MI) – Theatre committed to the development of new works through staged readings, workshops, and full productions. Seeking new plays in any genre. Submit 20 pages of sample dialogue, a detailed synopsis and character breakdown, the play’s production and workshop history (if any), and playwright and creative team bios. NOTE: NO e-mail submissions. NO FEE. George Orban, Boarshead Theatre, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI 48933, T: (517)484-7805, http://www.boarshead.org/.
The Detroit Repertory Theatre (Detroit, MI) – Seeking completed full-length new plays ready for full production. They are interested in issue oriented plays (a comedic approach is fine); 5 to 7 characters. No double casting, no children, and no musicals. Plays should be typed in proper manuscript form with pages numbered, and bound in a folder. Provide cast list and SASE for return. NO FEE. Detroit Repertory Theatre, c/o The Literary Manager, 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI 48238, T: (313) 868-1347, FAX: (313) 868-1705, DetRepTh@aol.com, www.detroitreptheatre.com.
Jewish Ensemble Theatre’s Festival of New Plays (West Bloomfield, MI) – Committed to new plays and their development, JET puts on a festival of 4 new plays each season. The plays are performed as staged readings with professional actors and directors on 2 consecutive evenings, followed by discussion with the audience; some plays subsequently receive full productions. Playwrights whose work is presented receive a small honorarium. Seeking full-length, unproduced plays (though they will consider one-acts); no musicals. Eight actors or fewer preferred. Plays in all genres will be considered; they are particularly interested in plays of social conscience that deal with issues of community and humanity from a Jewish perspective. NO FEE. Evelyn Orbach, Artistic Director, Festival of New Plays, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre, 6600 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3002, email@example.com, http://www.Jettheatre.org.
Barefoot Theatre Company (Brooklyn, NY) – Seeking new and provocative contemporary plays for their upcoming season of productions, readings and workshops. Submit your play with a brief synopsis, production and development history, character breakdown, technical requirements, and a bio and current contact information. NOTE: E-mail submissions strongly preferred; if you cannot submit by e-mail, contact them for further instructions. FEE: $15. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.barefoottheatrecompany.org.
Balagan Theatre (Seattle, WA) – Accepts project proposals and original scripts year round. They are interested in full-length original plays, adaptations, translations, and musicals. Send script with cover letter, bio or resume, CD and/or score (if applicable), development and production history (if any), and SASE. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Balagan Theatre Script Submissions, 1433 12th Ave., Ste A1, Seattle, WA 98122, email@example.com, http://www.balagantheatre.org/.
**The Women’s Theatre Project** (Ft. Lauerdale, FL) – “By women, about women, for everyone.” A company of professional female theatre artists dedicated to producing theatrical works exploring the female voice, TWTP was founded from a need for women’s voices to be heard and a desire to break down the stereotypes of women propelled by the media and to create more professional theatrical opportunities for women of all shapes, sizes, races, and ages. Produces 4 productions each calendar year. Royalties paid to playwrights/publishing companies. WTP seeks full-length plays with all-female casts by female playwrights for their intimate black box theatre. NO FEE. The Women’s Theatre Project, 1314 E. Las Olas Blvd. #31, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.womenstheatreproject.com/.
**Potluck Productions** (Kansas City, MO) – Always looking for original short scripts from women playwrights for inclusion in upcoming festivals. Playwrights worldwide welcome, but submission must be in English. Plays or monologues should be 10-20 minutes long and unpublished. Selected plays receive fully staged festival production. NO FEE. Potluck Productions, 7338 Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64114, email@example.com, www.kcpotluckproductions.com.
Renegade Theatre Experiment (San Jose, CA) – Always seeking works that challenge the mind and feed the soul, that compel the company and audience to examine the world we live in and their role in our social drama. Renegade likes the unconventional, the odd, and the perverse: “Excite and tantalize us.” Preference given to San Francisco Bay Area playwrights, but works from any playwright may be accepted. NO FEE. Renegade Theatre Experiment, 1346 The Alameda, Suite 7-265, San Jose, CA 95126, T: (408) 351-4440, FAX: (408) 351-4440, litmanager-at-renegadetheatre-dot-com, www.renegadetheatre.com/aboutus/scripts.html.
Pittsburgh Public Theater (Pittsburgh, PA) – Accepts unsolicited queries. Queries should include cover letter with playwright’s contact information, 1-page synopsis of play, and dialogue sample of up to 10 pages. Include SASE for response. NO FEE. Pittsburgh Public Theater, Attn: Heather Helinsky, Resident Dramaturg, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, http://www.ppt.org/.
Barrington Stage (Pittsfield, MA) – Accepts submissions of plays and musicals from individuals as well as agents from September to April each year. Send 1-page bio of playwright(s), synopsis of play/musical, 10-14 page sample, and, if musical, CD of at least one-half of score. Include SASE if you want submission returned. NO FEE. Literary Associate, Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, http://barringtonstageco.org/.
**And Toto Too** (Denver, CO) – A theatre company that strives to challenge assumptions and generalizations by presenting thought-provoking new works by women. Seeking full-length plays by women playwrights in any genre except musicals and children’s plays. Plays must never have been produced in Colorado and must have 6 characters or fewer and minimal set requirements. Submit the first 10 pages of your script in manuscript format, along with a synopsis of the play, a character outline, a production history of the script (if applicable) and a playwright bio. NOTE: Electronic submissions only – PDF format preferred. No phone calls. NO FEE. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://andtototoo.org/.
Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award – Urban Stages’ mission is to develop and produce new, multi-cultural works that deal with social issues. The Emerging Playwright award is presented to a new, innovative playwright whose work speaks to society as a whole. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a staged production of the play in New York City. Finalists will have their plays presented as staged and workshop readings. Seeking full-length plays; no translations or adaptations. Plays for younger audiences will be considered for their outreach program; exception musicals or one-act plays that fit Urban Stages’ mission will be considered. Playwrights must reside in the United States and plays must never have been produced in New York City. Cast size is limited to 9 actors or fewer. Submit firmly bound scripts with a brief description, a character breakdown, and an author bio. Submissions are evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the year; winners are announced in the spring. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Urban Stages, 555 8th Ave., #1800, New York, NY 10018. T: (212) 421-1380, www.urbanstages.org.
Raving Theatre (Vancouver, B.C.) – Raving Theatre develops new works by local gay and lesbian playwrights; they support all aspects of live theatre, including dance, music, video, film, and performance art. NO FEE. Scripts are accepted year-round; for more information and guidelines, contact David Blue, Artistic Director, 1220, 736 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1G3, T: (778) 836-7283, email@example.com, http://www.ravingtheatre.com/.
Bailiwick Repertory Theatre (Chicago, IL) – Bailiwick Repertory accepts unsolicited submissions of new full-length and one-act plays in several categories: The Mainstage Series seeks new musicals and dramas mainly by Chicago authors. Works that are experimental and that reflect the diversity of the Chicago community are encouraged. The Deaf Bailiwick Artists Series seeks works that help develop the artistic voice of the deaf community. All types of performance pieces, including musicals, dramas, and one-person pieces are encouraged. **The Lesbian Theater Initiative** seeks works (preferably by women) in all styles, including poetry, performance, one-acts, ect. Send works Attention LTI. The Directors Festival of One Act Plays seeks applications from directors. Send works Attention Directors Fest. For all categories, send full scripts, not synopses, and include an author bio or resume plus a production history of the piece. NOTE: Bailiwick Repertory Theatre will be moving location in early 2009; they have yet to announce their future location. We suggest submitting via e-mail, or contacting them for their new mailing address. NO FEE. Artistic Director, David Zak, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657, T: (773) 883-1090, FAX: (773) 883-2017, David@Bailiwick.org, www.bailiwick.org/professional.shtml.
Galapagos Art Space Presents Natural Selection: Sunday Play Reading Series (Brooklyn, NY) – New reading series in Galapagos Art Space’s new location in Brooklyn. The goal of the reading series is to cultivate a community of theatre artists from all disciplines and to create an environment where new work is fostered and developed. Seeking full-length and one act plays in all genres. Selected playwrights will be paired with a director and a cast and given space for one rehearsal before presenting a reading in front of an audience and one industry professional. Each reading will be followed by a discussion. Include a letter of interest, short bio, and any production history along with a copy of the full script. NOTE: e-mail submissions preferred. NO FEE. Galapagos Art Space, Attn: Reading Series, 16 Main St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, Hailey@galapagosartspace.com, www.galapagosartspace.com.
Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest – Held annually to encourage the development of quality theatrical material for educational and community theatres. One winner is selected each year (submissions are ongoing) and announced on June 1. Submissions should include application form (available on website), a full copy of your manuscript, a recording of music (if applicable), proof of production, and SASE if you would like your script returned. Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees are also excluded. All plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication. NO FEE. Pioneer Drama Service, ATTN: Playwriting Contest, P.O. Box 4267, Englewood, CO 80155-4267, T: (800) 333-7262, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pioneerdrama.com/playwrights/submit.asp.
Circus Theatricals (Culver City, CA) – Seeking plays that have not been previously produced in Los Angeles or Southern California. All styles and genres are considered, but plays with simple production value are preferred. Submit a short synopsis of your play, 15 representative pages, a cast breakdown, set requirements, and previous production history. Multiple submissions are permitted. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Circus Theatricals, Attn: Joe Bays, Literary Coordinator, P.O. Box 586, Culver City, CA 90232, T: (310) 226-6144 ext. 1, email@example.com, http://www.circustheatricals.com.
BareStage Theatre (Red Bluff, CA) – Seeking original scripts of all lengths for production. Scripts may range from 5 minutes to three hours, and all styles and genres are welcome. No restrictions on subject matter, language, nudity, violence, etc. One-acts and shorter plays should have minimal set requirements, and casts should be limited to approximately 10 characters. No limitations for longer plays. Also considers audio plays, children’s theatre scripts, and mystery dinner plays. Multiple submissions are permitted. All submissions will be considered for stage, radio, and podcast productions; every script submitted will receive a written evaluation. Submit 2 copies of your script (typed and bound in standard stage play format), a brief cover letter, a SASE for your critiques, and evaluation fee. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. FEE: $15 (up to 20 pages), $20 (21-40 pages), $25 (41-60 pages), $30 (61-80 pages), $35 (81-100 pages), $40 (100-120 pages). The New BareStage Theatre, New Plays Submissions, P.O. Box 9004, Red Bluff, CA 96080, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.barestage.com.
Celebration Theatre’s Celebrating: New Works Reading Series (Monthly, Los Angeles, CA) – Monthly play reading series dedicated to creating a dynamic outlet for progressive gay and lesbian voices in contemporary theatre and performance. Seeking original, completed, and previously unproduced works that fit with the theatre’s vision of creating broader community involvement and exploring our society’s changing sentiments and values. Send full-length script, a brief (one-page) description of your play, playwright bio and contact information, resume, and reviews or letters of recommendation. No musicals. NO FEE. Celebration Theatre c/o Celebrating: New Works, 7985 Santa Monica Blvd. #109-1, Los Angeles, CA 90046, T: (323) 957-1884, FAX: (323) 957-1826, email@example.com, http://celebrationtheatre.com.
Hand-to-Mouth Players (Montrose, NY) – Seeking one-act plays no longer than 45 minutes in running time. Minimal staging requirements and a cast of 5 or fewer preferred. Plays must be previously unpublished, and must be accompanied by a title page with your name and contact information, as well as the approximate length of the play (in minutes). Do not put your name on any other page, but every page must have the title and page number. FEE: $10. The Hand to Mouth Players, Gary Simon, Artistic Liaison, Playwright/Director’s Workshop, P.O. Box 163, Montrose, NY 10548, T: (914) 734-8486, PDW2009@htmplayers.com, http://www.htmplayers.com/.
Golden Thread Productions (San Francisco, CA) – Seeking full-length plays by Middle Eastern writers or plays about the Middle East by writers of any origin. Particularly interested in political satires, adaptations of classical texts or plays about historical figures, explorations of Middle Eastern performance traditions, and experiments with non-realistic forms. Submit script, resume, and cover letter. Also seeking proposals for projects for collaborative development. Submit a written proposal that includes a description of the project, required resources, and a proposed timeline. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. Golden Thread Productions, 131 Tenth St., San Francisco, CA 94103, T: (415) 626-4061, FAX: (415) 626-1138, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goldenthread.org.
Conejo Players Theatre (Thousand Oaks, CA) – Accepts new full-length plays, comedies, musicals, and plays for children. Musicals should include a demo CD of the songs in addition to the script. The Conejo Players season is year-round and follows a calendar year schedule; the upcoming year’s season is selected February through May and announced in August, though submissions are accepted year-round. Label all materials with playwright’s name and full contact information. NO FEE. Conejo Players Theater, Attn: Executive Director, 351 South Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008, T: (805) 495-3715, email@example.com, http://www.conejoplayers.org/.