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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s annual Rep Lab Short Play Festival

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s annual Rep Lab Short Play Festival features The Rep’s Artistic Intern ensemble in an evening of short plays. In the past, Rep Lab festivals have included work by established playwrights and emerging playwrights, funny plays and serious ones, published and unpublished scripts, and even a short musical.

Submissions due September 16, 2013 

As we plan our fourth season of Rep Lab, we welcome submissions of short plays for the 2014 festival. Plays should be between thirty seconds to twenty minutes in length with a cast size between one to twelve actors. Plays will be cast from The Rep’s multi-ethnic ensemble of intern actors between the ages of 22 and 35, directed by a combination of staff, Artistic Associates, and Directing Interns, and produced and designed by The Rep’s Production Interns, all under the guidance of The Rep’s professional staff.

Playwrights whose plays are selected for production will receive commensurate royalty payments.

Selection Process:

Short plays received by September 16, 2013 will be considered for the 2013/14 season festival.

Scripts may have received productions at other theaters or may be as-yet unproduced work.

Playwrights may submit as many pieces as they like that they feel fit the stated criteria.

Note: Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot respond to every submission. We will notify you by January 15, 2013, if your script has been chosen for the festival.  Additionally, all scripts received will be kept on file for consideration in future Rep Lab festivals.


1. Submissions should be emailed to Milwaukee Rep Literary Coordinator Leda Hoffmann at lhoffmann@milwaukeerep.com with the subject line “REP LAB – [Title of Play]”

2. Please email scripts in PDF or Word format.

3. Please include your name and contact information for you or your agent (if applicable), on the front page of the script.

4. Please label the script file as follows: PLAY TITLE (Playwright’s Last Name)

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