The Blank Theatre's Literary Submissions

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS ACADEMY - WINTER TERM REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Now accepting applications to the inaugural class of The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Academy! For many years, we wanted to create a platform for young writers to be able to expand their skills in a professional environment, with small class sizes, to enhance what they may learn in school. We are excited to launch this exciting extension of our premiere national Young Playwrights Festival program to include class work to expand our reach to provide professional development of new artistic voices. 

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YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL - SUBMISSIONS OPEN IN JANUARY 2021!

Submissions will open in January 2021 for the Young Playwrights Festival, which will celebrate its 29th Anniversary in Summer 2021!  Every June we present the Annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival  for playwrights ages 9 to 19. Submissions are accepted from January to March  15 and the 12 winning plays will be produced by The Blank in Summer 2021.  


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LIVING ROOM SERIES - SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

In summer 2021 will accept submissions for the 31st season of our Living Room Series, a New Play Development program which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by both established and emerging writers. The Living Room Series takes place on Monday evenings between Labor Day and Memorial Day. We are currently producing digitally until further notice.

The Living Room Series offers a week-long process for the playwright, director and actors to explore the play by putting it up on its feet in a limited rehearsal period and then presenting it to an audience. The performances are minimally staged, with actors carrying scripts, and are a wonderful opportunity for the playwright to get a sense of the play’s full potential. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented  voices are strongly encouraged. The Blank is firmly committed to  supporting gender parity and diversity. 


The Blank Theatre's Literary Submissions