Submissions

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 2019/20 SEASON SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS

Accepting Play Submissions Now – June 10, 2019

Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work with the SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings, an initiative to highlight and support the work of DMV playwrights. This series 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 full-length plays (no musicals) from May 2 – June 10, 2019. Playwrights must currently reside in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. We will only accept one play submission per playwright.

Please submit a single PDF document and upload to our Dropbox with the following file name format:

NameOfPlay_AuthorLastName.pdf – for example: BestPlayEver_Jones.pdf

And include the following information:

  • Author’s full contact information: name, address, email address, phone number
  • A perusal copy of the full play
  • A synopsis of the play
  • A clear cast/character breakdown
  • Development history of the play (workshops, readings, etc, if applicable)
  • Short author biography

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

Upload Materials in Dropbox

Playwrights whose scripts are selected will have the opportunity to rehearse their plays with professional actors the day of the reading. A full list of the chosen plays will be released early in the fall of 2019.

SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Schedule
September 30, 2019 at 7PM
December 9, 2019 at 7PM
March 16, 2019 at 7PM
June 8, 2019 at 7PM

New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan.