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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

22-23 Boiler Room Series New Play Submissions


Deadline: July 1, 2022

Please complete this form to submit an excerpt of your new play for consideration.



The Keegan Theatre believes that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are essential in the open and honest exploration of the human condition. Through a commitment to these tenets in casting, staffing, and the selection of works, Keegan aims to enrich our world through art and action.

Keegan Theatre, a professional, non-equity theatre in Washington, DC, is accepting submissions for development in its 22-23 Boiler Room Series AND possible inclusion as a full, world premiere production in a future mainstage season. Up to six pieces will be selected for a workshop process that will culminate in public staged readings, interviews, and audience talkbacks. At least one playwright from the 22-23 cohort will be commissioned to develop a world premiere for Keegan's 23-24 season.

All submissions must be 10 page excerpts from full-length plays aligned with the theatre's mission and our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion: To take audiences to the vital heart of the theater experience: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition. To foster connections and positive change in our community through vigorous, inclusive, empowering education and outreach.

Submitted work should not have had any significant development or a full production at another theatre. We're looking for truly NEW works here.

Submissions will be assessed by Keegan Theatre's Artistic Development Team and a panel of independent playwrights, directors, and editors. Submissions will remain anonymous to the panel until after they have been selected.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications that do not address the prompts accurately or fully will not be reviewed.

Thank you for your interest in developing your new play with Keegan Theatre's Boiler Room Series. We look forward to reading your piece.

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