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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Nomad Theatre seeks new unproduced short plays


Deadline: see below

Nomad Theatre seeks new unproduced short plays to be a part of our upcoming season! Our mission is to provide an immersive theatre experience by exposing audience members to eclectic and moving stories, taking theatre outside of a traditional theatre space and into site-specific locations.

This year, we have three opportunities for playwrights to submit their original new short plays:

The Polling Place
Submissions close on 7/15/24 and selected playwrights will be notified by 9/1/24

The Fireside Plays
Submissions close on 9/15/24 and selected playwrights will be notified by 1/8/25

The Garden Plays
Submissions close on 1/15/25 and selected playwrights will be notified by 4/15/25

Open to US playwrights, selected plays in our mainstage season receive a $15 honorarium ($40 for one-acts selected for By The Fireside) full production and a ticket to attend. Selected plays must be unpublished and unproduced at time of submission. We encourage anyone to submit, even if you’ve never written a play, especially underrepresented playwrights, including women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, etc. Nomad will not produce theatre that is derogatory.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
  • How well it meets the theme.
  • Overall writing quality (Plot - we like different or quirky, weird, out-of-the-box theatre; Character Development; Dialogue)
  • Suitability for our actors and space - low tech, 1-4 characters, flexible casting
Submission Guidelines:

One submission per playwright per opportunity (three submissions total)

We suggest formatting similar to the Dramatist Guild Guidelines

A cover page should include the title, the playwright’s name, contact information, a brief synopsis, and character descriptions
Pages should be numbered
Minimum of 1, maximum of 4 characters
No musicals

If you have questions or need any accommodations for submission, please email Nomad Theatre at nomadtheatresubmissions@gmail.com

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