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 2020/21 SEASON SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS

Accepting Play Submissions Now – April 6, 2020

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 March 9 – April 6, 2020. 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: April 6, 2020

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 2020.

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