Signature Theatre is committed to the development of new work and has one of the largest musical theater commissioning programs in the country. Signature Theatre does not accept unsolicited scripts.
SIGNATURE THEATRE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2023/24 SEASON SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS
Accepting Play Submissions Now Through June 26, 2023
Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work by presenting the eighth annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. Under the leadership of Signature’s Director of Artistic Development Anika Chapin, this initiative highlights and supports the work of DMV playwrights and is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment.
Signature Theatre is accepting submissions for original and unpublished full-length plays (no musicals) from now through June 26, 2023. Playwrights must currently reside in Washington, DC or in the surrounding areas of Virginia and Maryland that constitute the DMV. Only one submission per playwright. Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible. Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production at the time of submission.
Interested playwrights must submit a PDF of their play and provide the requested information, including the development history of the play, a synopsis of the play, and a clear and concise cast/character breakdown, via the link below:
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 26, 2023
Playwrights whose scripts are selected will have the opportunity to rehearse their plays with professional actors and a director the day of the reading at Signature Theatre. A full list of the chosen plays will be released later this year.
New Work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan.