Script Submission Guidelines
Repertory Theatre welcomes new plays for production at our 194 seat,
proscenium stage theatre. Our New Playwrights' Program is not a
competition, festival, workshop or staged reading program. We consider
plays writers feel are ready for production, not development.
We are interested
in issue oriented plays (a comedic approach is fine); 5 to 7 characters;
no double casting, and we avoid plays that require children. No
One Acts, please. We are not accepting musicals at this time.
we produce, at least, one original work. All plays submitted should
- Bound in
- Cast list
in proper manuscript form with pages numbered
a SASE for return of the manuscript
- E-mailed scripts will not be saved or downloaded
without receiving a prepaid fee of $5.00.
- The Repertory New Playwright system only
processes hard copy scripts.
The choice of plays is the single most important decision to be
made in any season. All other decisions, all other programs; all
the dreams, all the management, all the marketing, all the funding,
all the bills, all the outreach, all the hiring; everything, the
purpose, the audience, the budget, the visions, are embodied in
one thing, the plays we choose to make. Each choice each year is
a risk. The outcome and the income are never guaranteed. The Artistic
Director makes the final decision on the choice of plays and, in
that sense, the destiny of the theatre is in his/her hands. But
the decision is never unilateral.
The Literary Manager
and an in-house team of directors reads and recommends scripts throughout
the year to be considered for production. The Artistic Director
reads the recommended scripts. The worthiness, importance, taste,
artistry, capability, costs, talent available, and position in the
seasons lineup of each recommended script is discussed and
defended by members of the team and the Artistic Director at a special
session. Then, the Artistic Director makes the final determination.
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