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Friday, January 18, 2013


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Deadlines for submissions is January 31, 2013

Play Submissions

The Landing Theatre Company in conjunction with Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company and Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting full-length plays for the new Landing Theatre Festival being held July 17-21, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Four plays will be selected for staged readings at the festival. Selected playwrights receive a complimentary Festival Pass, but must cover their own travel expenses. The Festival will offer a number of workshops, and discounts to Landing Theatre Company productions.


There are no fees for submitting.


  1. Selected playwrights must attend the festival.  
  2. Each playwright will be paired with a local director prior to the Festival to prepare for the event.
  3. Director will cast the play prior to the festival.
  4. Each production will receive at least two rehearsals prior to the official reading.
  5. One rehearsal will be scheduled when the playwright can attend.
  6. The play will then be read in front of an audience, with a moderated discussion of the play afterwards.
  7. Video tape of reading and discussion will be provided to the playwright after the event.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  1. Playwright must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America.
  2. Play must not have been produced.
  3. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.
  4. Submission must be received on or before January 31, 2013.
  5. Submission must be a minimum of 30 pages long and have a minimum run time of 45 minutes.
  6. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.
  7. Plays are given blind reads, so there should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script.  Your name and/or contact information should only be in the email.
  8. Only one play per playwright per submission period.
  9. No musicals, children's plays, or one-person plays. 
  10. Playwrights will only be notified if your play is selected.

Please submit scripts online at www.landingtheatre.org.

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