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 2018/19 SEASON SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS

Accepting Play Submissions May 14 – June 15, 2018

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 and regional 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 14 – June 15, 2018. Playwrights must currently reside in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.

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 15, 2018

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. Joe Calarco will serve as dramaturg for all readings. A full list of the chosen plays will be released early in the fall of 2018.

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