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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Purple Rose Submission Guidelines


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Thank you for choosing to submit your work to the Purple Rose Theatre Company. It is our mission to develop and produce new plays that give voice to a wide and diverse range of playwrights. We are unique in our journey toward quality storytelling, as we accept scripts from playwrights who have agency representation, as well as those who do not. Because of this, we receive a large number of submissions, and while we want to read everything that comes in, we also want to make sure that all who plan to submit understands that the Purple Rose is a professional theatre and only wishes to see the best work in which a playwright is capable. In addition to selecting a play that exemplifies a playwright’s storytelling ability, he/she/they must please adhere to the following guidelines to be accepted or considered.
  • Please submit only the first 40 pages; the title page does not count, however the character description/setting page will. Please include a brief synopsis on this page as well.
  • The 40 pages must be part of a full-length play. At this time we do not accept One-Acts or monologues.
  • Please save the file as monthyear: TITLE OF PLAY_Last Name; ex. 0722: MY PLAY_Playwright
  • The file must be in PDF; .doc, .docx, Google Drive files, .fdx or any extension other than .pdf will not be accepted or opened.
  • Dramatists Guild Modern Stage Play format is preferred but not required.
  • Include a brief synopsis of the play in the body of the email; emails containing scene-by-scene breakdowns will not be read.
  • Provide any development histories and production rights including, but not limited to: workshops, readings, former/current/slotted productions, labs, conferences, liens, etc.
  • Please notify us of any agency representation and include their contact information.
All submissions should be emailed to scripts@purplerosetheatre.org and adhere to the above guidelines to be read, reviewed, and considered. You will be notified when your script has been received. The Purple Rose Theatre Company does not provide feedback or coverage.

We thank you for sending the best representation of yourself in storytelling.

*Please note that The Purple Rose will not accept or read: screenplays, treatments, or television pilots.

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