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Friday, October 27, 2023

Call for Plays Women Playwrights Series 2023


Deadline: November 18, 2023

The Centenary Stage Company, a professional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and Susan Glaspell Contest.

The WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and under-served voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season 3 new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place in a brief rehearsal period of approximately 1 week, allowing time for the playwright to hear and adapt their work with other professionals. The process culminates in a presentation of the work for the general public as part of the series, giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.

Plays presented in the developmental WPS program are finalists in the Susan Glaspell Award Competition, and are under consideration for full production in a subsequent season at the Centenary Stage Company, the professional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University. Due to COVID-19, this opportunity may be delayed.

Playwrights selected for the workshop process will receive a $200 honorarium. Additional funds for travel and housing is available for one playwright each season.

Please include 1 letter of recommendation from a professional colleague or professor/instructor familiar with your work.

  • Full length plays only
  • No prior AEA production
  • Seven character maximum
  • Cover letter attached
  • One letter of recommendation
Deadline for open submissions: Oct. 18 - Nov. 18, 2023

Please send digital copy of script to wps@centenarystageco.org

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