New Rep, New Voices Theatre Festival

New Rep announces a call for 20- minute scripts elevating voices that often go unheard. Three scripts will be produced in a new theatre festival this spring/summer, as part of New Rep’s relaunch.

With this call for scripts, New Rep is re-imagining how the theatre can best serve both the artists and the audience.  As the world is changing, theatre must also be different going forward. New Rep is looking for scripts that can be staged creatively, in unconventional indoor or outdoor spaces at New Rep’s resident space, the Mosesian Center for the Arts, expanding the boundaries of the stage. 

New Rep’s vision has evolved in response to the pandemic and to societal upheaval that is raising awareness of systemic and widespread inequity. Playwrights from underrepresented communities or groups will be given priority, as well as playwrights currently based in New England.

Playwrights will be paid a stipend for the use of their play in this festival.

Our March submission period has ended and our new drama committee is reading and reviewing all plays. We want to thank everyone who submitted a script for consideration. The selected plays will be announced later in April.

FAQs

The New Drama Committee will be reading and reviewing all submitted works and will be giving special consideration to those written by playwrights from underrepresented communities or groups and those currently based in New England.

Yes, playwrights will receive a stipend if their play is selected for the festival.

Once all submissions are in, we hope to notify playwrights as soon as possible after the deadline.

Yes, everyone will hear back from us, one way or the other.

We are happy to say there are no restrictions regarding genre for this festival! All genres and topics are welcome.

Yes, you may submit more than one script for consideration. We ask that each script have its own submission form.  But, please don’t go overboard, we only have three festival slots and we need to be as inclusive as possible.  Please limit the total number of script submissions to no more than three, if you choose to submit more than one. Submitting multiple scripts will not change the chances of being selected.

We encourage submissions from playwrights of all ages, and would be happy to hear from young playwrights!