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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Autry Museum's 2025 Playwrights Retreat and 31st Festival of New Plays


Deadline: July 15, 2024


Please note, we only accept submissions written for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.

The Playwrights Retreat brings artists to Los Angeles to work on a select number of plays through a rigorous directorial and dramaturgical commitment for 10 days in August. The Retreat culminates with the Festival of New Plays - public staged readings at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and La Jolla Playhouse near San Diego. Selected playwrights receive artistic support as well as an honorarium; out-of-town artists receive roundtrip airfare plus lodging in Southern California.

Selection Process: Full-length plays (60+ pages) received by July 15, 2024 will be read and evaluated. A select number of playwrights will be invited to submit formal proposals detailing their developmental goals should their play be chosen for the short list. Scripts will then be sent to a committee of nationally recognized theatre artists for further evaluation. With their help, Native Voices selects up to three plays for the Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays.

Playwrights will be notified in February 2025.

*Due to budget constraints post-COVID, we are unable to select plays that require more than eight actors to produce. Doubling is encouraged, should it be necessary to complete your vision.

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