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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Wordsmyth is now accepting play submissions for our 2023 New Play Reading Series


Deadline: June 30, 2022 11:59 PM

Wordsmyth Theater Company (Houston, TX) is now accepting one-act or two-act play submissions for our New Play Reading Series for 2023. Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a bilingual play — any language. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play. We do expect the playwright to be in attendance for the reading.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Play must not have been produced.
2. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.
3. Submission must be received on or before 11:59 PM, June 30, 2022.
4. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have a minimum run time of 40 minutes.
5. Submission must be in .pdf format.
6. There should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script (including in the file name). All relevant playwright information must be included in the form.
7. Only one play per playwright per submission period.
8. No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.

To submit, please fill out the form below and upload your play.

Although we strive to notify everyone who has submitted a script to us, it doesn’t always happen. If you do not hear from us before January 1, 2023, you may assume your script was not accepted, and please accept our apologies for not notifying you.

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