Playwright Submissions

New Play Development Series
Guidelines for Playwright Submissions:

The purpose of this play reading series is to develop new works which explore a new voice, expresses storytelling in an unconventional way, challenges both the artists as well as the audience to think outside of the box. The play may explore views on religion, race, gender, politics, social change, hunger, blindness or disability of any kind.

Please note we are only considering full length, contemporary staged plays at this time with a cast of two – six characters (with at least one female character 20’s-30’s), unit set, genre/theme which is of the style of our past productions. The play should be relevant to the current time. Please submit action driven plays which do not include overt exposition and limited audience address. We are interested in pieces which encourage open ethnicity casting.

The play reading series is a private table reading sans rehearsal or audience.

From the play reading series, a play will be picked to develop into a staged reading. Please check back to view our staged reading schedule.

Please submit all information at one time. We will contact you within one month if we are interested in doing a play reading of your play. The play reading series was developed to explore original work.

E-mail to: Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com

-Subject line: [play title] play reading submission

Please include the following in ONE SINGLE PDF.

-a brief cover letter stating how you think your play fits our mission statement as well as the how it relates to our past productions

-one-two sentence blurb about the play

-a one page summary

-character breakdown (Please include age, gender, ethnicity and any defining characteristics)

-first ten pages

-submission fee confirmation ($10)


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