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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Applications for Irons in the Fire 2025 are now open


Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Irons in the Fire is Fault Line Theatre's year-round reading series of new plays in development.

Every play and every playwright require something a little different, so the format and timeline for each project is malleable. Our only requirement is a public sharing of the piece at some point in the process. Each reading is also supported by a fun social event that brings the Independent Theatre Community together in a meaningful way.

A Few Thoughts Before You Apply

Applications are due Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

You can apply with a project as either a writer or director

At this time, we can only accept one application per artist

Projects need not be finished. We accept proposals for pitches, outlines, drafts, and everything in between

There is no set template for each Irons in the Fire project. The only requirement is a public sharing of the piece at some point in the process.

The two lead artists on each Irons in the Fire project– usually a playwright and director– will receive a $1800 stipend.

Fault Line Theatre creates and produces socially relevant, character-driven plays for today’s audiences. We love all sorts of plays that fit into our mission.

Submission Components

You will need to be prepared to upload the following documents:

Project Information Sheet (click here to download)

A maximum 20 Page selection from the proposed script and a brief primer on what we need to know. (Note: Send us your favorite 20 pages, not necessarily the first 20 pages!) If it’s just an outline or pitch try to give us a clear sense of the project. Feel free to submit a pitch deck with images, a text-based outline, or anything in between.


Music samples, if applicable (links or mp3 files)

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