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 2022/23 SEASON SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS

Accepting Play Submissions Now – August 15, 2022

Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work by presenting the seventh annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. Now under the leadership of recently appointed 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Signature Theatre is accepting submissions for original and unpublished full-length plays (no musicals) from now through August 15, 2022. 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.

Interested playwrights must 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 within the pdf:

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 15, 2022

Upload Materials in Dropbox

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 summer.

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