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Develop your never produced before play at Manhattan Rep for a minimum of two performances.


2 performances at Manhattan Rep this Fall (more if you play is selling well.) 

Over 12 hours of rehearsal time on the Manhattan Rep stage 
3 hours tech, 3 hours Dress rehearsal, 
and 6 hours of straight rehearsal time in the theatre (Nights and weekend days.) 

Weekly development discussions with Artistic Director Ken Wolf and MRT Team members, with help with casting, direction, the best way to set up a production from the start, how to make important cuts to your play, how to better structure your play, team building and more. We will personally guide you through the process to a successful production.

If you have written a play and you feel you want some support developing it and bringing it to production, as opposed to being flung onto the stage like at so many NYC festivals, our play development production program is for you!

Space is very limited for this program.
Play Development at Manhattan Rep is by invitation only.

To submit for our Play Development Production program please email:

A brief introduction with detailed information about yourself and your work, the complete draft of your play, a synopsis of the play, the running time of the play, the set and lighting requirements,  the play╩╝s history, (readings, when it was written, etc etc.)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

as soon as possible (for we are accepting candidates now.)

Please put "FALL PLAY DEVELOPMENT" in the subject heading.

Submissions will be considered on a first - come first-served basis.

The earlier you submit, the better your chances of being accepted into the program. If we fill up all production development positions early on, we will end submissions early.

Once submitted, we will get back to you within one week as to your acceptance. 
There is no submission fee.

Once accepted into the program, there is a $300 Refundable Security Deposit which secures the space from damage, and secures an average of 13 audience members per performance for a total of 26 over two performances, and will be returned within a week of your closing date.  


For more information on all of our new development programs

If you have any questions about anything in reference to our new play development program, feel free to write us at: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

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