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Friday, November 22, 2019

Otherworld submission guidelines

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Submit full-length plays for consideration as part of Otherworld's Main Stage season.

​*NOTE: Please read the below requirements carefully. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we cannot consider any plays that do not meet the submission guidelines.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Otherworld's Literary Manager, Elliott Sowards.

Please provide the first 20 pages of your play OR the first 10 pages and your favorite scene. We will reach out to you if we would like you to send the full script.

Your play must be within the genres of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, or contain significant Sci-Fi or fantastical elements.

If Science Fiction and/or Fantasy elements are not evident in your selected pages, please describe in your submission how the play is a Science Fiction and/or Fantasy piece.

Your play should be full-length. For one acts, consider submitting to the Paragon Festival.

Your play should be submitted in a PDF format.

If this is a new play (unpublished) and you are interested in workshopping it with Otherworld's ensemble, please indicate that in your submission.

There is no submission fee. You are encouraged to submit multiple plays if you have them!

Submit to submissions@otherworldtheatre.org

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

And Toto Too seeks plays by women

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We are now accepting submissions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Woman playwright

Full length or long one acts

Play may not have had fully produced performances in Colorado, readings are fine

7 or less characters (do not double up your characters to make it fit)

Finished plays only

Minimal settings (our theatre space seats only 56 and won't handle multiple sets)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Electronic only (if you send a hard copy it will be returned to sender unopened)

First 10 pages

Production History

Synopsis

If these guidelines are not followed your script will not be read.  We will contact you only if we are interested in seeing a full script.  We do not give feedback on why your play was not accepted. Thank you for submitting we look forward to reading your work.

Send to submissions@andtototoo.org

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Joust Theater submission guidelines

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Are you an actor, director, or playwright looking to collaborate?

We are always interested in original works.

Manuscripts should be addressed to our Literary Manager, Meghan Hourigan, at JoustLiterary@gmail.com.

When submitting a play, please include a complete script, resume, and website if applicable.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Interested in submitting to the New Play Initiative?

Roundabout Theatre Company is dedicated to providing a nurturing home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers, and we're proud to introduce new playwrights to the Roundabout family each year.

At this time, Roundabout accepts full script submissions only from established literary agents. If you are a represented writer, please have your literary agent submit on your behalf. Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as professional representation in our venue.

If you are an unrepresented writer, you are welcome to submit one 15-page script sample, a script synopsis, and a brief bio for our Literary Department’s review. Please email your materials to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Playwrights are also welcome to email invitations to upcoming readings or productions of their work to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Due to the number of new work submissions received by Roundabout every year, we cannot personally respond to every 15-page submission. However, all script sample submissions are read by the Literary Department within one month of submission. If we are interested in reading more of your work, a representative of the Literary Department will contact you to request the full script. If you have not received a reply within one month of submission, we will not be pursuing the full script. Please do not call regarding the status of your script.

Roundabout does not accept hard-copy script submissions. Scripts sent via mail will not be acknowledged or returned.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Plays Inverse Press submission guidelines

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Plays Inverse Press is an independent publisher of dramatic literature, publishing plays and performance texts based on literary merit rather than production records from new, established, and cross-genre writers.

We believe dramatic literature should be more than just manuals for performance, publishing quality editions intended for a life on the shelf as well as in the hand.
We are advocates of radio, collaborative, hybrid, translated, exploratory, digital, experimental, and all other forms of hyphenated drama.

We believe, along with Faulkner, that "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life," and that that, at its core, is the purpose of drama.

We also agree with Artaud that "we are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads. And the theater has been created to teach us that first of all."

We sometimes believe in ghosts.

— Tyler Crumrine, Editor


  • Submissions of all shapes and sizes can be sent to: submissions@playsinverse.com
  • We are currently accepting full length plays, one-act collections, monologue collections, and other.
  • We do our best to respond to all submissions, but please be patient with us.
  • There is no fee to submit, but hellos/introductions/recipes are always nice.
  • Order issues or inquiries? Email: orders@playsinverse.com
  • Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email: editor@playsinverse.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Playwrights Horizons submission guidelines

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Playwrights Horizons accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length, original plays by living American writers.

As a writers’ theater who believes there are as many distinctive styles and voices as there are playwrights, we remain open to as wide a range of plays — and approaches to playwriting — as possible. We are looking for idiosyncratic, accomplished, original theatrical voices.

Ultimately, of course tastes are always subjective, but here are some guidelines that may help determine whether a play is right for us: As a rule, we do not produce adaptations (musicals excepted), translations, children’s theater, screenplays, musicals without original scores, one-acts (or collections of one-acts, thematically linked or not). We tend not to produce plays of a chiefly biographical or historical nature or plays that are primarily topical “issue” plays.

Playwrights Horizons does not produce plays that have already received New York City productions. We respond primarily to plays with a sure command of language and a clear dramatic action that truly use the resources of the theater.

We are only able to accept one script at a time from the same author and cannot consider resubmissions, including those which have been significantly revised.

If you wish to submit a play, please include a complete manuscript, bio, resume, and any other print supporting materials (e.g. reviews) that might help pique our interest in you and your work. If you would like your script returned, you may also include a SASE.

We don't consider synopses and dialogue samples and will not respond to them. We also don't accept unsolicited scripts via email.

Due to the small size of our staff and the sheer number of scripts we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every play, or to offer feedback. If we’re interested in pursuing a conversation about your play after reading it, you’ll hear from us in about six months.

Play submissions should be sent in care of the Literary Office. Musical submissions (script and CD) should be sent to the attention of Kent Nicholson, Musical Theater Producing Associate.

Our mailing address is:
Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42 Street
New York, NY 10036

Saturday, September 7, 2019

New Village Arts submission guidelines

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Hello Playwrights! We would love to read your play. Before submitting, please be sure to review the New Village Arts Mission Statement, current season and production history to determine if your work will fit with NVA.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Playwright contact information including phone number and email address
  • A full description/synopsis – including all major plot points and the climax of the play (ideally 1 page or less)
  • Any relevant production history
  • Character descriptions/casting requirements
  • First 10 pages of script (if mailing, please make sure this is unbound)
  • Musicals: CD or MP3 Files of music/songs (please do not send sheet music)

Please submit your packet via email (preferred) to newplays@newvillagearts.org or via US Mail (or alternate service) to:

New Village Arts
c/o AJ Knox
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Submissions that do not follow the requirements above will not be accepted. We will contact you upon receipt of your materials, and will follow up as soon as possible via email.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Oregon Contemporary Theatre submission guidelines

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Script Submissions
Oregon Contemporary Theatre currently accepts script submissions from both playwrights and agents. While taste is ultimately subjective, here are some guidelines that may help determine whether your play is right for us:

- As a general rule, we do not currently produce children's theatre, screenplays, one-acts shorter than 90 minutes (full-length plays without intermission are accepted), or collections of one-act plays.

- OCT is looking for scripts that fit our mission. We are eager to produce bold works that challenge and inspire our community, encourage dialogue, and support positive change. We encourage you to explore our current and past seasons to give you an indication of the quality of works we are looking for.

- OCT also looks for scripts that fit well with our resources. As such, we respond well to works that will play well in an intimate, 3/4-thrust setting, with casts of 10 or fewer. However, your script will not be denied for having more than 10 characters.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high influx of submissions we receive and limited staff resources, only materials that fit our submission guidelines will be reviewed. If you send in a submission which does not fit these guidelines, you will be asked to make adjustments and resubmit your work.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
-  Submissions should only include the following, ALL AS PDF FILE(S) (may be condensed into a single PDF):
    *A 10-page sample of the playwright's work (If a sample strikes as a possible fit for OCT, we will contact you to request a full manuscript.)
    * Production/development history of the script
    * A clear cast breakdown
    * A brief plot synopsis
    * A brief playwright's biography

- All content submitted should be PDF(s); please do not include this content in the body of your email. We are not accepting Word, Final Draft or similar files at this time, nor are we accepting hard copy submissions.

- OCT is an active associate member of the National New Play Network. Please be sure to note if you have participated before in an NNPN showcase reading, Rolling World Premiere, or other NNPN program.

Questions and submissions should be emailed to Associate Producer Tara Wibrew:   Tara@octheatre.org with the subject line Script Submission.

Click here for information regarding submissions to the Northwest Ten Festival of 10-Minute Plays.

We have a small staff and endeavor to respond within 90 days of your submission, should we desire additional pages. OCT is invested in the development and longevity of playwrights and their works. Thank you for your time, your energy and your interest in OCT!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Clubbed Thumb submission guidelines

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Clubbed Thumb develops and produces plays that are funny, strange and provocative. If you’ve not seen our work, look through our production history and read some of the plays we have produced (in our anthology or published elsewhere) before submitting.

Beyond our aesthetic criteria, Clubbed Thumb will only accept play submissions that fall within these basic guidelines:

Unproduced in New York City
Running time of 90 min or less
Intermissionless
Includes substantial and challenging roles for women
Has at least three characters
Do not re-submit plays we have responded to; only submit one play at a time

To submit a play, fill out the form and upload a PDF below. Additionally, provide a synopsis, your familiarity with Clubbed Thumb, and why you believe this play is a good fit for us.

Finally, we are a small organization and it can take some time to get through submissions. Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fishamble submission guidelines

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Fishamble offers dramaturgical support and advice to new and developing playwrights. We welcome manuscript submissions of new, original dramatic work and appreciate the time, effort and the act of creation that goes into writing a play.
Guidelines for submitting a play


  • Fishamble does not accept scripts by email. Please send script submissions in hard copy only
  • Fishamble is a new play company, therefore we will only consider plays that have not previously been produced
  • Scripts should be bound – stapled/clipped – and all pages must be numbered
  • Please include contact details on title page
  • Fishamble does not offer a full play response service but if requested, will provide a brief set of comments on the work
  • Fishamble encourages the submission of work which is of particular interest to Irish audiences
  • Writers should limit themselves to sending Fishamble no more than one script in the calendar year
  • Scripts will not be returned unless a SAE is enclosed


Scripts will be acknowledged, read and responded to within a 3 – 6 month period.
Please send scripts to

Gavin Kostick
Literary Officer
Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1

For further queries on Fishamble’s dramaturgical support, please email Gavin at gavin@fishamble.com or call 016704018.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Drama Notebook submission guidelines

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Have you written plays for kids and teens and simply want to have them used and performed?
Drama Notebook is accepting submissions from playwrights, teachers, and actors who have written scripts or scenes for children and teens. We are building a huge library of royalty-free, high-quality scripts for use in educational settings.
Most drama teachers pay for materials out-of-pocket, and cannot afford to pay royalties, per-script fees, video fees, etc. By sharing your work, you will be benefiting thousands of educators in over 100 countries.

We can either license your script for a small fee, or purchase the copyright for a slightly larger amount. This is not life-changing $ to be sure, but you will experience the joy of knowing that your work is being performed by students all over the world.
When we publish your script, we include your bio, a link to your website (if applicable), and a way for teachers to contact you when their students perform your play!
Ready to submit your plays?

1. Download more detailed information online.
2. See an example of a formatted script.
3. Download our handy script template (optional).
4. Fill out the play submission form.

We will contact you immediately to let you know that we have received your submission, and our team will get back to you within one week to let you know whether or not we’d like to add your script(s) to our library.

What to expect after submitting your play…
We will write you right back and let you know that we received your piece, and will read it and get back to you as soon as possible. Currently, we are back-logged due to a huge influx of scripts that we are currently formatting and publishing on the site. We appreciate your patience, and if your play is accepted, we will give your script the same attention to detail as we are with our current playwrights. We estimate a maximum wait-time of 60 days and we appreciate your patience.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) submission guidelines

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9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May each season. Please note that due to our small staff we are unable to respond to submissions that are not accepted. Please adhere to the guidelines below. Send submissions in either a .doc or .pdf format to Submissions@9ttc.org. In respect of our commitment to the environment please do not mail submissions to our office.

Guidelines

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.

We accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals.

We do not accept one-person shows, children's shows, screenplays, or works without environmental themes. 9Thirty Theatre Company also does not produce works that have already been produced in New York City.

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:

• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks
To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Quantum Dragon Theater Company submission guidelines

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Right now, there is a tragic shortage of sci­fi/fantasy plays in the world, but you can help change that by writing for Quantum Dragon! We have an open submissions policy- read our mission statement, submit any play that fits our style, and we’ll check it out.

We are open to considering any genre ­appropriate play of any length for production, but at the moment we are particularly interested in full-length plays set in worlds unlike our own— distant futures, alternate presents, and non-Tolkienian fantasies. Plays that are written with small­-scale, budget-conscious theatres in mind will be given special consideration, but don’t let that limit your creativity. We’re especially interested in plays with strong roles for woman and non-binary actors and with radical racial and ethnic diversity.

If you've got an original idea that you haven't quite started writing yet, but you think we'd love, you might be an excellent candidate for The Forge (Where Plays Are Wrought), our developmental program which supports playwrights with private and public readings to help them reach a completed first draft of a brand-new speculative genre play.

We’re also strongly interested in adaptations of genre novels, stories, comics, etc. If you’ve got an idea you’re itching to adapt for the stage, contact us with a pitch and a writing sample, and if we fall in love we’ll see what we can do to help secure the rights to produce it.

Submissions are only accepted electronically (send to info@quantumdragon.org with the words PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject line), and must include:

1. A cover letter with your name, contact information, and a short biography and/or resume.

2. A one-­page synopsis including a brief description of the play, a character breakdown, and an explanation of outstanding production requirements. If the play has been previously produced, please also include past production credits. If you are seeking development support from The Forge, please indicate that.

3. A complete script (if it exists), or  a ten­-page dialogue sample (either from the script or in a style that reflects it).

Anticipated time for a full response is six to nine months, but we will do our best to send a confirmation of receipt within two weeks.

Submissions are open year-­round. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mojoaa submission guidelines

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We accept unsolicited one-act and full length plays by playwrights of the African diaspora written in English. This does not guarantee a reading or production of your work but we would love to get to know you. Email MOJOAAPAC@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

THEATRE503 SCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PROGRAMMING POLICY

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We are interested in reading scripts from any writer who is yet to have a full-length play that has been professionally produced for four weeks or more in a subsidised/commercial  London venue and/or a major regional or international venue. We apply this criteria to all script submissions: Unsolicited, Playwriting Award, Rapid Write Response and the 503Five.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dark Unicorn Productions submissions guidelines

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Following a very exciting planning meeting at Dark Unicorn Towers yesterday, we hope it won’t be too long before we can make an announcement of our next production. It will be a revival of a major play but until we’ve sorted out some logistics we can’t say more than that!

However, we don’t want to restrict ourselves just to revivals, so we are also now accepting, on a rolling basis, new stage scripts from writers globally.

Our only requirements for new work are that it is a work for live performance, that the cast contains no more than five people, that it is at least 60 minutes long and that it conforms to our desire to create challenging, thought-provoking but above all entertaining theatre for the world we live in. We don’t want to be too prescriptive beyond that as we want to be as broad and progressive a company as possible and give an outlet to as diverse a set of contemporary voices as we can.

So, if you have a script you want considered, just email it to us at darkunicornsubmissions@gmail.com.

We will read everything but we sadly lack the capacity to provide a feedback service. Therefore we will only be in touch with authors whose work we are keen to discuss progressing.

Hope to hear from some of you soon!

Eleanor and Paddy (Co-Founders)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fishamble submission guidelines

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Submitting a Play to Fishamble

Fishamble offers dramaturgical support and advice to new and developing playwrights. We welcome manuscript submissions of new, original dramatic work and appreciate the time, effort and the act of creation that goes into writing a play.
Guidelines for submitting a play


  • Fishamble does not accept scripts by email. Please send script submissions in hard copy only
  • Fishamble is a new play company, therefore we will only consider plays that have not previously been produced
  • Scripts should be bound – stapled/clipped – and all pages must be numbered
  • Please include contact details on title page
  • Fishamble does not offer a full play response service but if requested, will provide a brief set of comments on the work
  • Fishamble encourages the submission of work which is of particular interest to Irish audiences
  • Writers should limit themselves to sending Fishamble no more than one script in the calendar year
  • Scripts will not be returned unless a SAE is enclosed


Scripts will be acknowledged, read and responded to within a 3 – 6 month period.
Please send scripts to

Gavin Kostick
Literary Officer
Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1

For further queries on Fishamble’s dramaturgical support, please email Gavin at gavin@fishamble.com or call 016704018.

Royal Court submission guidelines

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The Literary Office is dedicated to finding exciting new plays that ask bold questions about the way we live now. We receive over 3000 unsolicited scripts a year from emerging and established playwrights, all of which are assessed and considered for development or production at the Royal Court.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
If you are a writer and would like to send us a script for consideration, then the Literary Office is your first port of call. The Royal Court programmes original plays that investigate the problems and possibilities of our time. Occasionally, we also present revivals. We are looking for outstanding plays which are formally or thematically original and are unlikely to be produced elsewhere.

Before you submit a script to us, we suggest you familiarise yourself with the Royal Court; come and see the plays being produced in our Upstairs and Downstairs spaces, and look at the archive and reviews of recent productions. This should give you a better feel for what we are looking for.

We do not accept one act plays or multiple submissions.

Please do not send us screenplays, novels, collections of poems or radio plays as the Royal Court does not programme adaptations from other forms. We will not read historical or biographical plays and we are unlikely to programme new musicals unless these have been commissioned by us. Unfortunately, we cannot consider resubmissions or new drafts of plays we have read and responded to, unless we have specifically requested a new draft.

SUBMITTING YOUR SCRIPT
Please send scripts in hard copy (double-sided if possible with contact details on the first page only), with a brief synopsis and covering letter describing any previous playwriting experience, to: The Literary Office, Royal Court, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS. Unfortunately, we cannot accept scripts by email.

Scripts sent without return postage will be recycled. We are unable to return scripts sent internationally so please do not send International Postage Coupons. Please use recyclable envelopes when submitting scripts to us.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
All English language scripts submitted to the theatre are booked in and distributed to readers, as appropriate, from the Literary Office. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your script, generally by email. This can take up to three weeks depending on the current quantity of submissions. The scripts are then read by a team of professional playwrights and directors, the senior in-house readers and/or the Literary Manager.

The reader’s report forms the basis of a recommendation to the Literary Manager and, where appropriate, may lead to consideration of the script by the senior Artistic Team at our weekly script meeting and/or additional support for play development through workshops, attachments or readings.

We read all scripts sent to us and will contact you to let you know whether or not we wish to proceed with the development of your play. We receive a large number of scripts through this submissions process; we aim to let you know the outcome of our reading within three to four months of acknowledging receipt but it can take us longer than this to fully consider plays.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide critical feedback or enter into correspondence with playwrights whose work is felt to be unsuitable for further development or production at the Royal Court. However, where appropriate, we strive to secure the interest of other theatres and producers in plays we consider to be of particular merit, but which are not suitable for our own programme.

WHO WE ARE

Chris Campbell Literary Manager
Ellie Horne Literary Assistant

For further enquiries please contact literary@royalcourttheatre.com or 020 7565 5050.

How we store your data
All details related to your submission are stored securely on our server and will not be shared with third parties. Scripts sent without return postage will be recycled; the covering letter and pages containing personal details will be shredded as confidential waste.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

East West Players now accepting unsolicited manuscripts

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Play Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting your script to East West Players.

Please note that our mission focuses on the Asian Pacific experience, and the majority of the new works we workshop and produce revolve around Asian and Asian American characters and/or themes. We are interested in both plays and musicals. Works need not be “issue-oriented,” in that race/immigrant issues can be an unspoken component in the work.

We are particularly interested in new comedies, musicals, and works that unearth the history of Asians in America.

Writers are strongly encouraged to browse through our production history, which can be found here, to see what kinds of plays we’ve produced in the past and who our audience is.

Manuscripts are now being accepted via email. Scripts should be emailed to literary@eastwestplayers.org. Emailed versions of scripts are preferred.

Scripts should be submitted in a PDF format and must include the following:

1. A cover sheet, including your name, address, telephone number, website, and email address
2. A theatrical resume (two pages max) listing major productions, workshops, readings, commissions, publications, awards, education, and training information
3. A 100-word max synopsis of the play

Our Literary Committee will read all scripts we deem to be in line with the mission of the theater. Due to the large volume of submissions, we will only reach out to playwrights whose work we are interested in.

If you have questions as to whether your work might be suitable for our theater, or if you are a playwright with multiple works and not sure what to submit, email literary@eastwestplayers.org for assistance.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Blackboard play submission guidelines

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We are looking for new work by Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora that tell stories of the Black experience.

Why Blackboard: With a home in Manhattan’s Chelsea, your featured reading will be in a gorgeous townhouse setting, Nancy Manocherian’s the cell, complete with a mini reception and followed by a 20 minute talk-back.  Additionally, we will record a podcast interview with you.

Please fill out the form before and upload 10 pages.

Thank You for your interest in Blackboard Plays, devoted to the stories of Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora.  Answer the questions below, upload your play and the donate the optional submission fee.

We will contact you regarding your submission within 1 month.

A Note: PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT 10 PAGES of dialogue that best represents your play.  You will also be submitting a synopsis so we will know what the entire play is about.  If interested in moving forward, we will request the entire script.

Any questions: info@blackboardplays.com

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