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Thursday, April 28, 2022

American Bard Theater Company’s first Playwright Invitational 2022 Corner Stone Reading Series


Deadline: June 5, 2022 

OR the first 120 plays submitted

They have reached the maximum submissions

Your play could by our next fully-staged production!

Announcing American Bard Theater Company’s first Playwright Invitational.

We are seeking full length plays for consideration for our fall 2022 Corner Stone Reading Series

Our Corner Stone Reading Series was started in 2015 as an opportunity to work with our network of artists and invite our audience into the incubation process of a potential fully-staged production for American Bard. These readings are offered as free programming and are open to the public.​

ABTC will stop accepting submissions on June 5, 2022 OR once the quota has been reached.

The top three plays selected by our panel of readers will receive a staged reading produced by American Bard Theater Company for our Corner Stone Reading Series in the fall of 2022.

These plays will be considered for American Bard Theater Company’s the next fully-staged production.

Any submission that does NOT follow the "submission rules" and the "how to submit" structure will not be accepted!

  • One PDF electronic submission of a single full-length play per playwright, written in English.
  • 75 -90 minutes running time with NO intermission. (Approximately 75 - 90 pages)
  • Play must not have been previously produced as a fully-staged production.
  • No joint authorships, adaptations, translations, children’s plays or musicals.
  • Maximum of 8 actors, regardless of number of characters in the play.
  • All characters must be performed by adult actors (18 years or older).
  • No nudity, extreme profanity, glitter/confetti, or prolific use of liquids.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please withdraw if accepted elsewhere.

In one email, please provide:
  • Subject Line to read: Submission - Your Last Name TITLE OF PLAY
  • (Example: Submission – Shakespeare TWELFTH NIGHT)
  • Attach your play script in PDF format.
  • Please name your play file like this: Your Last name TITLE OF PLAY.pdf 
  • (Example: Shakespeare TWELFTH NIGHT.pdf)
  • Note: The TITLE of the play is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS 
  • Font - Courier 12 point.
  • The play should follow standard playwrighting convention/format and include:
  • a title page – Plays title in ALL CAPS, playwrights name, contact information in lower right-hand corner (email, phone number and mailing address)
  • a dramatis persona page which includes: character list/breakdown, time, setting
  • main text with pages numbered on the upper right-hand corner

Please send to: americanbardco@gmail.com

Top plays will be announced by August 22, 2022

Thank you - we look forward to getting to know you and your work!

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