We never post opportunities that require a submission fee. LEARN MORE.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

NEWvember New Plays Festival call for submissions

web site


Inaugurated in 2011 as a co-production of Tangent Theatre Tivoli and AboutFACE Ireland, NEWvember is a festival of rehearsed readings of new plays that takes place over four days at the Carpenter Shop Theatre in the historic village of Tivoli in upstate New York.


  • submitted plays should be previously unproduced (we will consider plays that have had readings before but are still in development)
  • plays should have a cast size of 2-8
  • plays should have a running time of 30-120 minutes
  • we will only accept one submission per writer
  • we ask that the writers of the chosen plays attend the reading of their play towards its further development and to be present for a post-reading Q&A with the audience. We will provide $50 towards travel (the equivalent of a return Amtrak trip from NYC to Rhinecliff) as well as local accommodation in Tivoli
  • there is no fee for submissions
  •  while we are open to all styles and subjects, our companies do have a preference for narrative and character driven stories

In submitting your play, please include:
  • the play as a PDF, with the title page listing the name of author as a separate file (to aid our blank reading process)
  • a 3-line synopsis of the play
  • a bio of the writer
  • in an email to submissions@NEWvemberfestival.com

Submissions will be accepted from June 1st 2012 to August 1st 2012. 

Please note that these dates will be applied strictly and any submissions made outside these dates will not be considered. The six invited plays will be announced in October.

CASTING: Please note – the chosen plays will be read by an ensemble of actors, each performing roles in multiple plays in the festival. While we will endeavor to provide the best match of cast for each play that is read, in terms of characters’ listed ages/ethnicities, we also need to form an ensemble to best cover the entire range of the festival’s program. We appreciate our playwrights’ understanding of our ensemble-based casting.

Blog Archive