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Friday, January 19, 2018

Strange Sun Theater is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Greenhouse New Play Development Project

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This year, Strange Sun Theater will select two plays as part of its Greenhouse Project, and we are proud to announce that each of the two playwrights will receive a $500 award, and be a part of our ‘ON BOOK’ series, which explores and develops the plays through a rehearsal process culminating in a public staged reading of the plays in New York City.*

This year Strange Sun Theater invites playwrights to submit their COMIC PLAYS to our Greenhouse Project.  In today’s fraught world, we look to the power of laughter for release, for the off-beat way it allows us to interrogate our society, and for it’s ability to shine a light on human behavior with all its complexities, absurdities, and joys.  Submit your comedies - Satirical, Topical, Farcical, Situational, Dark, Absurd, Odd - anything that makes us laugh!

The submission deadline is February 16th, 2018.

*The $500 award will be awarded only if the playwright agrees to participate in our ON BOOK development process.  Although face-to-face involvement in the process is not strictly necessary, we are hoping the $500 award may help to defray some off the costs of participating in the ON BOOK process.


We are using Google Forms to process our submissions, which requires a Google account to use.  If you do not have a Google account, you may email your script as a .pdf, along with your contact information, to: info@strangesuntheater.com

Click here to submit to this year’s Greenhouse Project – Please read our submission guidelines below before submitting.

  • Plays must be submitted on or before February 16th, 2018 in order to be considered.
  • Please use the form to submit your entire play, along with a brief synopsis and playwright bio.
  • We are accepting submissions of “COMIC PLAYS.”  Although our theme this year is purposefully broad and may include plays of many genres and styles, we will reject any submissions which are not related to the theme of “Comic Plays.”
  • We are looking for playwrights who are interested in actively developing their play in a collaborative environment with Strange Sun Theater artists.
  • Please submit only one play per playwright.
  • Please do not submit plays which have had previous productions, either amateur or professional.
  • Please do not submit a play you have previously submitted to the Greenhouse, even if it has undergone major revisions.
  • If you are submitting a musical, please include links to samples of the music.
  • We are not accepting dance pieces, though plays with a dance component will be considered.
  • We are looking at theatrical pieces which constitute a full evening of theater. At least 70 minutes.
  • Strange Sun encourages submissions from artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to support our mission of exploring our shared humanity.
  • Due to the large number of submissions, we will only be contacting our finalists.
  • Finalists can expect to be contacted in late February, and our On Book development process scheduled in April of 2018.
  • If any of the guidelines are disregarded, your submission will not be considered.

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