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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Theatre of Others Audio New Play Festival 2022


Deadline: February 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

The Theatre of Others is seeking submissions of 20-30 minute plays for its second annual Audio New Play Festival, which will be produced in September and October 2022. 

This year’s prompt is “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.” You may interpret the prompt broadly - your play exploring whatever themes it generates for you.

Plays will be released on a weekly basis via The Theatre of Others Podcast, which can be found on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast platforms. 

If your play is chosen, you will be responsible for your own rehearsals and production. 

The Theatre of Others will provide assistance with casting, dramaturgy, and/or technical design, and will help connect you with the artists you need to round out your team, be that a director, designer, or actors. You are welcome to assemble your own cast and crew; or, we are ready to assist you in this process as much or as little as you require.


The play must be crafted specifically for the audio play medium. Its sound design must be integral to the storytelling.

The piece must either be a brand new play or an existing play you’d like to significantly adapt to meet the needs of the audio play medium.

The play should still be under construction. That is, it should still be at a stage when the dramaturgical assistance The Theatre of Others has to offer can still be of help.

While we encourage broad interpretation, the play’s relationship to this year’s prompt, “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW,” should be recognizable.

Each playwright may submit only one proposal. Playwrights who submit more than one proposal or script will be disqualified.

How to apply
Email your submission on or before February 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST to podcast@theatreofothers.com.

Submission should include the following:

Name of playwright and the working title of the play.

Name of director (if you have one at this time).

Names of any other artists currently attached to the project.

A 100-250 word synopsis of the play, including how it relates to the theme of FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.

100-250 words on why this play is suited for the audio play format.

Please submit:

Resume for the playwright and director (if applicable).

A maximum 10-page writing sample. Playwrights who submit more than 10 pages will be disqualified. The sample can be either taken from a previous play or from the current proposed project. If the sample is from a previous play, please provide a 2-3 sentence synopsis of that play for context.

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