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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Vivid Stage is accepting plays


Deadline: March 31, 2023

Are you a playwright with an original new play? We’d love to read it! Your play could be selected for a reading in our “Meet the Artist” series in May. Or it might even end up on our mainstage!

SUBMISSIONS: We accept scripts from January 1 through March 31. Please DO NOT SUBMIT plays from April through December. Submissions will be capped at 300 per year. Responses are made annually in late spring.

Also, please DO NOT SUBMIT BLIND COPIES of your script. Make sure your name and email address are on the script itself. We use your contact info in the script to reply to your submission. If you submit a blind copy, your script will not be considered.

Many thanks for sharing your time and talents.

Script Parameters
  • Full-length comedies or dramas (no musicals)
  • One script per writer
  • Cast size of no more than 9
  • Roles for women (if any) are realistic and substantial
  • Contemporary topics
  • Focus on “the human story”
  • Warmth and optimism
  • Please check spelling, punctuation and format
Review our mission for further information on what we’re seeking

Please note:
  • No teen or child casts
  • No historical or period pieces
  • No short plays (less than 60 minutes)
  • No musicals
Submission Guidelines

Submit by e-mail: info@vividstage.org


Mail printed script to:

Laura Ekstrand, Artistic Director
Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your script mailed back to you.

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