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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Boston Children's Theater seeks submissions

The Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program is now accepting submissions for New Works. Please see below for Criteria and Submission Instructions. Each year, three new works will be selected for readings in the Spring.


Scripts may be plays or musicals, and must meet one or more of the following criteria:
Adaptations of a Classic or widely-popular Children’s Literature.
Based on historical events and written from a child or young adult perspective.
Original scripts or musicals which challenge young audiences in their themes and broaden our conception of what Children’s Theatre ought to be.

Additional Criteria:
  • Plays must be between 45 and 90 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be produceable with no more than 20 actors.
  • If a musical, orchestration must consist of six or fewer pieces.
Submission Instructions

Selection Timeline & Important Dates
Script Submissions deadline: April 20, 2014
Reading dates and Reading Titles announced: May 20, 2014
Workshop Readings with public audience: June 2014

Please submit the following to be considered for the Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program:
  • A copy of the entire script
  • A synopsis of no more than one page
  • A character breakdown
  • Music tracks and lead sheets (If a musical script is being submitted)
  • Playwright’s resume
Email submissions to newworks@bostonchildrenstheatre.org with “MJT New Works” in the subject line.

To send by USPS, please mail submissions to:

 MJT New Works, 
Boston Children’s Theatre, 
PO Box 171388, 
Boston, MA 02117

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