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Friday, November 12, 2021

Wireless Theater Company Submission Guidelines

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We make up to five productions from unsolicited scripts a year. If you have a script you would like us to consider, please send over a ONE PAGE (or less) pitch containing:

– A synopsis of your idea

– Why it would work as an audio drama

– How many characters you expect it to have and a short paragraph about you as a writer.

Please send these embedded into the body of the email to info@wirelesstheatre.co.uk.

We are a very small team, so we are not able to respond to all submissions, but we do read every submission received. Here is an example of our preferred Audio Drama Formatting Sample – ideally all scripts would follow this format.

Writers retain copyright of their scripts, WTC own the copyright of the production. Accepting an offer of production with us means you agree to this.

Due to the high number of submissions we receive, you will only hear from us if your submission is successful. In 2019 we produced four original audio dramas (one series) from writers who submitted scripts via the above process.

AUDIBLE/BBC

We are mega proud to be regular content creators for Audible UK and BBC Radio 4.

If you have an idea you’d like us to pitch to Audible, please send us a short half page pitch, highlighting in particular why you think your drama would work for their platforms (they look for long content in particular) and with a rough outline of the story.

If you’d like us to consider pitching your idea to the BBC, please supply a 250 word pitch. The BBC audio drama guidelines for 2020 can be found here.

ONCE ACCEPTED..

Your scripts may be edited for structure, typos and continuity. You may occasionally be asked for re-writes.

Due to the high number of productions we already have lined up, it may be many months before your script is produced. But it will be worth the wait!

COMPLETE PRODUCTION SUBMISSIONS

Wireless Theatre offer a small fee to licence your complete high quality radio play to host through our site. We are interested in hearing your high quality MP3 formatted audio drama. To be considered for inclusion, please submit your high quality MP3 with a 600×600 pixel high quality cover image. Your work should not include copyrighted music.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Aurora Metro & Supernova Books submission guidelines

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Welcome to Aurora Metro & Supernova Books! Award-winning independent publisher of distinctive new fiction, intelligent non-fiction and world drama. Three decades of publishing original voices, championing diversity and equality, and promoting work in translation.

Send to submissions@aurorametro.com.

We accept submissions but please look at the kind of books we publish before submitting a manuscript. We publish adult fiction, YA fiction, drama, and non-fiction biography, well-being, travel, history and books about the arts and popular culture. We don’t publish children’s books for ages 10 and under. We don’t publish poetry. We occasionally publish short stories in a themed anthology.

If you would like to submit your work to us, please submit your email and join our mailing list first.

FICTION (NOVELS, SHORT STORIES), NON-FICTION, DRAMA (PLAY TEXTS, ANTHOLOGIES)

Please note the following instructions for Categories when preparing your proposal.

If your Proposal falls under either Fiction or Plays/Drama/Performance, please prepare and submit the following , either as Word/PDF files and send:

  • Full synopsis
  • 3 chapters of your manuscript or full playscript
  • Your details (title, name, contact e-mail, telephone, postal address)
  • A short biographical note (up to 200 words)
  • Links to websites and/or social media profiles
  • List URLs pointing to examples of social media activity/previous campaigns (URLs which are relevant for your book and its promotion)
  • Please provide any additional information that would be helpful to us in making our decision e.g. previous books, experience, media contacts.
PLAYS/DRAMA/PERFORMANCE
 IF YOU HAVE A PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PLAY SCHEDULED, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SCRIPT AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE OPENING NIGHT.

Take a look at  Contact Us for general information and send info and script to submissions@aurorametro.com

Many thanks for your submissions.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Theatre Ariel is always seeking the next great Jewish play

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Theatre Ariel is always seeking the next great Jewish play to present to our audiences. Anyone may submit through the process outlined below. Theatre Ariel is looking for plays that engage with the rich world of Jewish life, thought and practice; plays where Judaism, Jewish identity or Jewish perspectives are significant or driving factors in the story (In other words, not plays where the characters ‘happen’ to be Jewish or that have a few yiddishisms or “Jewish jokes” in them, but plays where Jewish life/thought/history is integral or particularly relevant to the story.). Theatre Ariel seeks plays with casts of five actors or less.

You do not have to be Jewish to have your work considered by Theatre Ariel.

All our performances are presented as salon-style theatre readings in people’s homes, following a long tradition of Jewish theatre. For the foreseeable future, we will be presenting in a hybrid model of both in-person and virtual performances.

To have your script considered, please email the following to submissions@theatreariel.org:

Brief cover letter introducing yourself and your play, as well as a short plot summary and character breakdown (indicating doubling, if any)

Ten minute excerpt from the script (if these are not the first ten pages, then please supply a brief explanation of where we are in the story when your sample picks up)

Theatre Ariel is committed to reading and responding to every submission we receive. Please allow three to six months for a response.

Please forward any questions you may have to the same email address listed above.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Penobscot Theatre Company submission guidelines

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We accept plays about Maine and our region at any time. Please send synopsis, development history and a ten-page sample to Tricia A. Hobbs, Acting Artistic Director at tricia@penobscottheatre.org.

No other submissions will be accepted at this time or are guaranteed a response.

Please note that Penobscot Theatre Company does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that we do not intend to develop or produce.

Please no phone calls.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Original Works Publishing submission guidelines

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Original Works Publishing accepts unsolicited submissions all year round. Please follow the guidelines closely. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

THE RULES

OWP does not accept unproduced submissions under any circumstances.
OWP does not publish adaptations, translations, musicals, or works for younger audiences.
Only submit one play per email.

Do not send an inquiry email or synopsis or samples of multiple plays asking if any are of interest. Just submit the play in a complete submission package per the guidelines.

THE GUIDELINES
  • For Full Length Plays: We now only accepts plays that have received eight (8) or more performances in a production run and have been reviewed. 
  • All Other Lengths: Do not need 8 performances or review, but still must have been fully produced.
  • When emailing your submission please include all of the following material you have available.
  • Your play attached as a PDF or Word document, including cover page.
  • Short synopsis and character breakdown.
  • Production history. (Include theatre company and dates.)
  • Select review highlights, quotes, and awards or nominations received.
  • Any posters or logos from the productions.
  • Playwright resume or bio.

Send it all to:

SUBDEPT@ORIGINALWORKSONLINE.COM

Please list the title of your submission and length (full length, one act, etc.)

in the Subject line.

Response Time

OWP receives a large number of exciting new plays, all of which are closely evaluated. Please give us a minimum of three - six months to respond.

Snail Mail Submissions

OWP no longer accepts snail mail submissions. Let's keep it green. Save money on postage, save trees, save printer ink.

Currently accepting:
FULL LENGTHS

ONE ACTS - (25-45 minutes.)

MONOLOGUE SHOWS

FRINGE FESTIVAL HITS

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING INDIVIDUAL TEN MINUTE PLAYS FOR "eTens" or TEN MINUTE PLAY COLLECTIONS

Sunday, October 17, 2021

American Radio Theater submission guidelines

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Would you like to write for American Radio Theater, to have your original radio play produced and offered for free on our podcast? ART is a non-profit 501c3 organization and one of our goals is to encourage new writers to explore the possibilities that audio theater provides, to bring their words to life and to share our productions via the internet through our podcast. We are always looking for good scripts. If you would like to submit a script for possible production by ART, here is what you need to know:

We cannot pay you for your script. We do what we do for the love of the art and operate on a shoestring budget. We are a purely volunteer organization and nobody gets paid for anything. That includes scripts. But money isn't everything. We put our best effort into producing the shows you hear on our podcasts and we can offer you the opportunity to have your work produced and published.

In order to have your script accepted for production by ART you must follow some simple guidelines.

Scripts must be written in radio format. If you don't know what that is, please take a look at some of the examples posted on our scripts page. Scripts that are submitted in TV or Film format will not be considered.

Your script must be original. You must be the author. The characters must be your creations. The only exceptions to this rule are for historical dramas where the characters are public figures or if your script is an adaptation of an existing work that is clearly in the public domain.

Scripts must be a standard length. Standard radio time slots in the golden age of radio were fifteen minutes, half hour and one hour. We prefer to adhere to those lengths even though we are not actually bound by the clock. As a general rule, one page of script written in radio format will run about one minute so, for example, a half hour script should probably be in the range of 26 to 30 pages depending on how dense the dialog is. We have some flexibility on this but keeping the standard lengths in mind is still a good practice.

Scripts can be any genre. Our members have expressed an interest in doing more comedies but any genre will be considered. We are looking for good stories, well plotted with interesting and compelling characters. You can also improve your chances of acceptance if your script is suitable for the voices we have available to use.

All scripts submitted for consideration must be preceded by a signed release. You can download the release here. Fill it out completely, sign and mail to: ART, 3259 Roxburg Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. Once the release has been received we will contact you and arrange to receive a digital copy of your script.

Let's do some great things together!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Long Wharf Theatre Literary Program & New Work Development

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Long Wharf Theatre has a proud and rich history of forming meaningful relationships with artists, supporting the development of their work, and moving their projects towards production.

We are particularly interested in incubating new pieces that center BIPOC voices, push form, and feature innovative dramaturgy. We are also eager to support projects that originate with artists other than playwrights, such as designers, directors, dramaturgs, and activists. Many of these works have become part of the modern American canon with more than thirty Long Wharf Theatre productions transferred to Broadway or Off-Broadway runs.

We are revitalizing our commitment to playwrights at all stages in their careers, and are now welcoming scripts from unrepresented playwrights as well as agents.

The following are examples of ways we have supported and continue to support new work development. These offerings are flexible, as we are committed to tailoring the process to suit the needs of each artist. We strive to be nimbly responsive to our artists’ goals.

Submit A Play For Consideration



Email scripts to:
literary@longwharf.org

The body of the email must include:
Author’s Name
Title
Type of material (one-act, musical, adaptation, etc.)
Synopsis of the play (500 words or less)

Please Note: We are only accepting scripts by electronic submission at this time.

The attachment of the email must include:

A script excerpt no more than twenty pages and music sound files, if applicable.

Type of Materials:
Full-length, One act, 10-minute scripts, musicals, adaptations, translations, virtual/Zoom plays.

Special Interests:
Plays by BIPOC writers, plays centering cultural narratives, stories of joy and resilience, multi-disciplinary work, and theatrical innovation.

Submission Period:
Year-round

Response Time:
4–6 months

Accountability:
If the response time has been exceeded, we invite follow-up emails.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

23 Miles South submission guidelines

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23 Miles South accepts submissions of full length and one act plays with a focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast. We especially need plays for young actors. Send your play, synopsis and character descriptions to 23milessouth@gmail.com with "play submission" in the subject line. If selected for production, playwright will receive a royalty payment.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Furious Gazelle submission guidelines

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Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.


We consider short fiction, micro fiction, poetry, short plays, novel excerpts, and creative non-fiction.

LENGTH:

Poetry – please submit no more than 5 pages of poetry at a time.

Prose (fiction and nonfiction) – up to 7,000 words. (If submitting flash, please submit no more than 5 individual pieces at a time.)

Plays – please submit no more than 20 pages at a time.


FORMATTING:

Please submit your work as .doc, .docx or .pdf files. We’re flexible on formatting as long as your formatting is clear and easy to read. Please do not paste your story into the body of an e-mail.

Also, please note if you have special formatting as it sometimes does not display correctly in Word. This way we can check with you if something looks incorrect. I.e. if your poem about whales is in the shape of a whale, tell us.

Plays should be in standard play format.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send your work to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com following the formatting and length guidelines listed above. If you don’t, we’ll find you. And make you.

Just kidding. But we are angry.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

brooklynONE productions is always looking for new, bold, experimental and contemporary works

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brooklynONE productions is always looking for new, bold, experimental and contemporary works for our upcoming season of readings and workshops. brooklynONE is committed to help honing emerging playwrights and supporting new works.

Our seasons feature original ONE/act festivals, monthly reading series, workshops, full productions and table reads. The works are performed in our theatre space, at local pubs or our partner acting studio 

We are looking for one acts, full length plays, short films, feature length films, music, poetry, dance and more.

We ask when submitting your play, you please include the following information:
  • Brief synopsis
  • Production and development history (if any)
  • Character breakdown
  • An updated biography with current contact information

Scripts should be sent to submit@brooklynONE.org

Thank you for your interest in brooklynONE productions!

Due to high volume we may not immediately respond directly.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Molecule seeks short work

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Deadline:  July 15, 2021

Molecule accepts submissions of poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction) plays, reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings, also wanted: no skyscrapers please!

We have a strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have tiny minds. All submissions should be previously unpublished work.

How should I send my work?

Send submissions in the body of the email or as an attachment to moleculetinylitmag@gmail.com along with a 3rd person bio of no more than 24 words (including name). Please send no more than 5 pieces.

24 words or less for a whole bio, seems random, where did you come up with that?

There are 24 atoms in a molecule of caffeine. What more do you want from us?

When are you open for submissions and when will I hear back?

We are open for submissions for our Fall 2021 Issue from June 1st to July 15th. Replies will be sent by August 15th.

If your work is accepted we ask for first rights (to publish in our [forthcoming] print and online issue) and non-exclusive electronic and archival rights (so we keep using it). All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Courtship of Winds seeks short verse & one-act plays

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No deadline given



The Courtship of Winds publishes poetry, fiction, short dramatic pieces...

We are interested in short verse plays and one-act plays.

We accept submissions throughout the year. Please read the guidelines for the specific type of work you are submitting. Please do not submit work in a particular genre more than once in a six-month period.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided the author immediately withdraws any work accepted elsewhere. Courtship does not publish previously published work.

You should expect a response within six months. We regret that we cannot currently pay for accepted work.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Stories Found submission guidelines

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Submit Your Stories!

Got a funny story to share? We're actively seeking featured storytellers for the Stories Found podcast!

Each episode features weird, funny, and mostly true stories from... writers, playwrights, storytellers, and YOU.

What We're Looking For

We want your off the wall, absurd, and hilarious stories. The odd situations that you stumbled into the middle of, your weird encounters with other humans, or your embarrassing, but cathartic moments. We want to hear all about it!

Look, it's been a long pandemic and we're trapped at home in Austin, Texas, and we're tired of hearing our own stories. SEND US YOURS!

We love stories, but we're also happy to accept your funny 10 minute plays, sketches, poems, etc. If it's funny and can be recorded, we want it. Send it to submissions@storiesfound.com

How Does This Work?

1. Submit your story to us at submissions@storiesfound.com

2. If your story is a great fit, we'll reach out and tell you how awesome and funny you are.

3. Record your story.
You can record your story on your own and send us the file (we can help!)
OR, we will help you record the story, play, or sketch via an audio-only Zoom session.
OR, If you have a recording from a prior performance, we can use that too (as long as you own the rights) and will be happy to get it podcast-ready for you.

4. We'll set up a time for a short recorded interview about you and your story.

5. That's it, you're famous now.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Golden Thread submission guidelines

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We Accept Full-length Plays Year-Round

Golden Thread produces passionate and provocative plays from and about the Middle East that celebrate the multiplicity of its perspectives and identities. We are a developmental catalyst and vibrant artistic home to artists at various stages of their careers. We bring the Middle East to the American stage, creating treasured cultural experiences for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Eligibility:

• Plays by playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage on any topic

• Plays about the Middle East by playwrights of any cultural heritage

• Plays must be in English

Areas of interest include:

• Comedies: political satire, romantic comedies

• Plays that experiment with non-realistic forms, non-linear or physically-based storytelling

• Plays that explore aspects of immigrant or family life

• Adaptations of classical texts and or historical figures

• Exploration of Middle Eastern performance traditions

We will only contact playwrights whose plays are under consideration for reading and/or production.

Submission Guidelines:

• Complete the Full-length Play Submission Form.

• Upload a pdf of your play to the Play Submission Form.

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL.

ReOrient Festival of Short Plays

Produced once every two-years, ReOrient Festival showcases the diversity of voices and aesthetics from the Middle East and its worldwide diaspora in a curated festival of short plays produced biennially in San Francisco. The submission deadline for consideration in ReOrient Festival 2021 has passed.

For any further questions or concerns, email submissions@goldenthread.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND KEEP WRITING!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Theatre Exile Play Submission Policy

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Theatre Exile accepting script submissions for our Subscription Series productions and our Studio X-hibition New Play Development Series. At this time, we do not accept submissions for our Out of Exile program.

We only accept electronic submissions. You can use the form links below to submit. Please follow the instructions and guidelines provided below and on the individual forms.

In general, Theatre Exile is looking for stories that either pushes forward ideas or exposes part of the human condition that we prefer to keep in the dark. We seek a diverse selection of voices, styles, and content. With that in mind, we also hope that submissions will align with our vision and goals for connecting with our audiences.

As we consider plays for each program, we also consider our capacity and resources. Please note that we currently do not produce musicals, scripts with more than 5 actors, and are less than an hour or more than 3 hours in length.

Theatre Exile’s Subscription Series productions give our audiences insight into life’s challenges by sharing important stories of various perspectives.

Submissions are accepted all year long and added to our considerations list for the future. You will receive a confirmation email that your submission was filed. If we decide that your submission is not a good fit for future consideration you will receive an email. However, if you do not receive an email, it has been added to our list for considerations. Currently, we only produce three plays a season in our Subscription Series. Every season requires specific considerations and each play may take several seasons to consider. If you ever want to update or check in on the status of your submission, you can email artistic@theatreexile.org.

– Out of town artists, please submit 10-page sample only

– Philadelphia local area artists (within a 30-mile radius of City Hall in Philadelphia) may submit full scripts

Theatre Exile’s Studio X-hibition New Play Development Series is a program of plays from Philadelphia local artists that are currently in development and are far enough along to receive a public reading with actors for audience response. This is an opportunity for Theatre Exile to build artistic relationships with playwrights.

Submitting to our Studio X-hibition series is only available to Philadelphia residents. Submissions are accepted annually beginning in February to June.

For more details or to submit a play for Subscription Series consideration, please click here.

For more details or to submit a play for Studio X-hibition New Play Development Series, please click here.

Questions can be sent to our Artistic Department at artistic@theatreexile.org.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Bitterroot Lab Submission Guidelines

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SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Montana Rep accepts submissions of new work. We are especially interested in:
  • New work by Native playwrights.
  • Plays about Montana, its people and its stories.
  • Short work (15 minutes or less performed) that is specifically site-based for our Plays on Tap series.
Although full works are accepted, we invite you to introduce us to your work by sending us a letter of inquiry along with a synopsis and a 10-page selection from one of your plays.

Please note that due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each work sample that is submitted, nor can we provide feedback on your writing. You’ll hear from us within six months of submitting if we’re interested in reading more of your work.\

Friday, April 16, 2021

9Thirty Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Deadline: May 31, 2021

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.

For Visual Artists

We are accepting pieces for display in our lobby at performances, from visual artists of all mediums whose work is in concert with our mission. This may include art made from found objects, sustainable materials, non-toxic and eco-friendly products, etc.

About Project Proposals

Please include the project name, history and plan of action, project description (please include what your work is exploring or a synopsis), and any research you have done.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

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 roles
  • 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. Provide a synopsis, your familiarity with Clubbed Thumb, and a tell us a little bit about yourself and your playwriting career.

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

San Diego REPertory Theatre submission guidelines

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San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:

  • A brief biography of your writing history, noting awards and production history
  • A paragraph about why your play is a good match for the San Diego REP
  • A one-page synopsis of the play including number of cast, genre & run-time
  • For musicals, please also include a CD with sample songs from the score

Our six-show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.

If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.

Send to:
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Literary Department
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Urbanite Theatre - the window to submit plays is currently OPEN

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No deadline given

To submit plays, please adhere to the following guidelines


1. Must require the use of five or fewer performers.

2. Scenic and set demands must be singular, minimal, flexible, or representational.

3. Full-length plays only.

4. Contemporary content only, with an emphasis on material that parallels our mission and production history.


How to submit

1. Email your script to submissions@urbanitetheatre.com with "Play Submission" in the SUBJECT: field.

2. Synopses are optional, but please do not submit a synopsis by itself. Please include full plays.

3. Acceptable file formats: Word Document (docx) and PDF.

4. Play must include character breakdown at the beginning of the script, along with playwright name and contact information (or agent, if applicable).

5. Please include link to your website, your bio, and the play's production history. Special interest given to plays not previously produced in Florida.

6. Please note if you'd be interested in having your play read in the Urbanite Reading Series.

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