​Write on.

Play Lab accepts submissions for its yearly event. We seek to give artists an opportunity to showcase their work. Playwrights are welcome to submit short plays, long plays, and works in progress. From the submissions, five short plays, and one long play, are chosen to be workshopped for an evening of staged readings.

After being read by a panel, five plays will be selected from those submitted and will receive a rehearsed staged reading in front of an audience with a

Q&A for each of the pieces.

Short Form Submissions
 
Plays can be of any genre but need to be between 10 and 15 minutes in length and have no more than 6 actors. Four plays will be chosen in the Short Play category. There is no entry fee.
  • Scripts should follow industry standard in terms of font size, layout, page numbering etc.

  • Stage directions kept to a minimum where possible

  • For the Short Form Play Category, scripts should be a complete piece,

    not part of a larger script.

  • For the Short Form Play Category, a maximum of 6 actors required – if

    there are more than 6 roles, it should be feasible for the actors to play

    multiple roles

  • Please note that, at present, this is only open to local playwrights and

    you will need to make yourself available for the performance of your

    piece if selected.

  • Please be aware that if your entry does not follow the above brief it will not be accepted.

Long Form Submissions
Plays can be of any genre but need to be between 25 and 90 minutes in length and have no more than 10 actors. One play will be chosen in the Long Form Category. There is no entry fee.
  • Scripts should follow industry standard in terms of font size, layout, page numbering etc.

  • Stage directions kept to a minimum where possible

  • For the Long Form Play Category, scripts of between 25 and 90 minutes

    in length, either a complete piece, or part of a longer piece that is able to

    stand alone and be coherent for an audience

  • For the Long Form Play Category, a maximum of 10 actors required – if

    there are more than 10 roles, it should be feasible for the actors to play

    multiple roles

  • Please note that, at present, this is only open to local playwrights and

    you will need to make yourself available for the performance of your

    piece if selected.

  • Please be aware that if your entry does not follow the above brief it will not be accepted.

How to Apply

 

If you would like to be considered for the Play Lab:

  • Complete the Application below

  • You may submit more than one piece.

  • A separate application must be filled out for each play you submit

  • If we do not receive a complete application, your play will not be considered

  • Your play will be read by a panel of theatre professionals, and five plays will be chosen

  • No more than one piece per playwright can be selected for the evening of staged readings.

Application Type:

Online, a confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hours of your submission.

Submissions Open: September 1, 2020

Submissions Close: November 1, 2020

Acceptance notices will be sent by:

January 1, 2021

Performance Date: May 2020

Performance Venue: TBA