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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Rising Sun Performance Company seeks plays for young audiences

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Submissions for Plays for Children/ Theatre for Young Audiences for their 2020 season on Governors Island.



Rising Sun Performance Company will be curating and presenting a full season of new work in partnership with Governors Island and NYC Parks Department. Our House will be being a flourishing Artist Residency acting as a hub for new work development and artistic creation. Allowing Audiences and Creators to Meet, Merge and Share ideas and dialogue.

Performances will be held in Governors Island, NYC
(Permit Pending)
May through October 2020 (two to three times weekly)
These performances will be presented to the public for Free, (Donations accepted)

We are looking ONLY for Plays that fit the needs and requirements for Theatre for Young Audiences/Family Friendly plays.

Plays will be vetted by Literary Team and Ensemble Members.

Seeking Family Friendly works that meet the following criteria:

  • Material should be intended for and appropriate for young audiences and Family friendly
  • Play should be adaptable to both inside and outdoors performances
  • Cast Age range should be adaptable, understanding our ensemble is 20s-40s
  • Especially looking for plays with strong female characters
  • Especially looking for plays with diverse characters in race, gender identity and age
  • Cast size should be no larger than 4-6 people.
  • Running time should be 30-50 Minutes in length
  • No more than 50 pages in length

We are not seeking musicals at this time, but are open to plays with musical elements

Plays that do not fit this most of these criteria will not be read

Submission Guideline; Please include the following:

Cover Letter, including your contact information
Play Synopsis
Cast breakdown
Script in word or PDF format
Any other pertinent information (Playwright bio, list of previous productions, etc)
Please resubmit even if you have submitted in the past.

Electronic Submissions only. Please No Phone Calls or Direct Mail

To Submit your work: Email Script as attachment to rspliterarymanager@gmail.com

Subject Line should be formatted as: Children’s Play- Title, Author Name
Deadline for Submission is December 8th 2019

Writers retain full rights and credit for all work produced.
A signed rights agreement granting RSP permission to produce is required for selected work.
A One-time Rights/Royalty Fee of $150 will be given to selected Play/Playwright

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