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 2021/22 SEASON SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS
Accepting Play Submissions Now – June 14, 2021
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 3 – June 14, 2021. Playwrights must currently reside in Virginia, Maryland or DC. 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.” 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, city & state of residence, 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 14, 2021
Playwrights whose scripts are selected will have the opportunity to rehearse their plays with professional actors the day of the reading at Signature Theatre with a director. A full list of the chosen plays will be released later this summer.
New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan.