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Monday, September 11, 2023



Deadline: September 15, 2023

The Distillery New Works Festival is a celebration of emerging theater and an opportunity for playwrights to gain valuable feedback on new work. 

Each play in the festival receives a live reading by a cast of professional actors, allowing it to live and breathe off the page. The readings conclude with a discussion of the play with the playwright, giving writers the chance to receive feedback from Seattle audiences and providing a platform for audiences to help shape new works in process. 

The festival will be held at Seattle Public Theater on Green Lake, Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9, 2024. 

Only full-length plays that pass the Macha test will be considered. 

Festival attendance is expected for those in the Seattle area. If you are from out of the area, every effort will be made to provide you with a travel stipend and accommodations so you may join in person as well. If in-person attendance is not possible, Zoom attendance is expected for all playwrights.

Do you have a script that might benefit from a workshop? Play submissions can be sent to literary@seattlepublictheater.org. 

Before submitting, please familiarize yourself with the Macha Test to ensure your script aligns with our criteria to fulfill our mission of producing fearless feminist theatre. 

After our script selection process, we enjoy connecting with talented directors and actors to help bring these new scripts to life. If you're interested in getting involved, feel free to contact us at MachaLiterary@gmail.com to learn what openings are available this year. 

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