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Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Theatre of Western Springs (IL) Directors’ Workshop Program One-Act New Plays Workshop 2019

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NEW PLAYS WORKSHOP August, 2019.

Anyone interested in submitting a script for consideration should follow these One Act
Play Submission Guidelines:

Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019

Notification of Selected Plays: June, 2019 (earlier if possible)

Entry Fee: None
  • Plays must not have been previously produced or published.
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a lager work or work-in-progress.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no more than 40 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • Please include play’s development history as a separate document. e.g. had a staged reading at Chicago Dramatist. If none, not necessary.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/technical support for a 117-seat black box theater.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay). Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, TWS shall be named as “first
  • produced”
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted in August 2019 at The Theatre of Western Springs with at least three performances.
  • Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance.


Submission process:
You may mail your submission to:
2019 New Plays Workshop Submission
The Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
Email submissions:
Any Questions should be directed to: TWSnewplaysworkshop@gmail.com
Please do not call TWS.

For direct submissions, please email the two files to:
DW@theatrewesternsprings.com with “2019 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in
the subject heading.

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