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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted


Deadline: June 30, 2022 11:59 PM PT

Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted, now through June 30, 2022. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year’s Best of PlayGround. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.

To be eligible, writers must reside within the five burroughs of New York City. To apply for a place in the 2022-23 writers pool, please submit a 10-page max, double-spaced script as a Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Both previously produced and unproduced scripts are eligible. The script must have the playwright’s name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page and include a detailed cast breakdown, and all pages must be numbered. The script title must be labeled by Lastname_Firstname_Title.

Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. BIPOC, trans/gender-non-conforming & differently-abled playwrights are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The 2022-23 PlayGround Writers Pool will be announced before August 28, 2022.

To view sample script formats, click the link(s) below.
Submission Format #1
Submission Format #2


The 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool will be announced on or before August 28, 2022. There will be a mandatory meeting of the Writers Pool on September 25, 2022. Writers Pool members must commit to submitting for at least four of the six Monday Night PlayGrounds in any season. The submission of a script to Monday Night PlayGround grants PlayGround-NY the exclusive option to stage the play as part of the Monday Night PlayGround and, should it be so selected, as part of the Best of PlayGround-NY Gala and the non-exclusive right to publish the script in the “Best of PlayGround” anthology.

For any questions not answered above, email to info@playground-ny.org.

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