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Script Submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution

Every summer Capital Stage presents professional staged readings of new works through the PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. We seek submissions for new plays from December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017. Thank you to everyone who has submitted this year! We are currently processing the submissions and will post our finalists in Summer. 

Script submissions are accepted as follows: Playwrights' Revolution

  • Playwrights wishing to submit work should refer to our Playwrights’ Revolution submission deadlines and criteria below. Please note: PDFs of script submissions are preferred.
  • Agents may send full-length manuscripts via email to: literarymanager@capstage.org
    or
    Literary Manager
    Capital Stage
    2420 N Street #120
    Sacramento, CA 95816

Playwright’s Revolution 2017

Description
As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created the PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. This series of staged readings seeks to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. These new works are brought to theatrical life through a series of staged readings performed by professional actors in Capital Stage’s intimate theatre. Capital Stage invites audiences to take part in the new play development process by attending readings and participating in post-reading discussion.

Qualifications
Capital Stage is particularly interested in plays that fulfill our mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to the region. Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, musical, etc. Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and any play that has received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are still eligible. Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.

The Selection Process
Capital Stage’s competitive selection process consists of two rounds of selection. All play excerpts submitted during the first round, averaging 300 submissions, are reviewed. Then, selected playwrights are asked to provide a full manuscript of their play. Finally, Capital Stage invites 4 to 6 playwrights to have their work included in PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION.

Preference will be given to those plays that are aligned with Capital Stage’s mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to our community.

How to Apply
Playwrights interested in submitting a play for consideration should send the following to Capital Stage between December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017. PDFs of script submissions are preferred.

Attn: Literary Management, 2215 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
or
literarymanager@capstage.org

  • Your contact information;
  • A concise paragraph stating your previous playwriting credits;
  • Title of the play;
  • Character breakdown and description;
  • Time and place of the play;
  • Synopsis; and
  • A ten page sample of the play.

2017 Deadlines
Capital Stage is accepting submissions from December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017.  Local, national, and international playwrights are encouraged to submit. We will only accept submissions received between December 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. 

Thank you for your interest!

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