The Young Playwrights Festival celebrates its 26th Anniversary in 2018! Every June we present the Annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival  for playwrights ages 9 to 19. Submissions are accepted from January to March  15 of each year and the 12 winning plays are produced and presented each  weekend in June.


From June 1 thru July 31, we will accept submissions for the 27th 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 at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood between Labor Day and Memorial Day. 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. 

We are now accepting submissions for the 27th season of The Living Room Series, our New Play Development program which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by both established and emerging writers. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented  voices are strongly encouraged.  

The Living Room Series takes place on Monday evenings at the 2nd Stage Theater in Hollywood between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The Living Room Series offers a week-long collaborative rehearsal process for the playwright, director and actors to explore and refine the play before 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.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


The Blank accepts plays for consideration for our Living Room Series (workshops of new plays) via Submittable. 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. 


Submissions will be accepted from June 1 - July 30 through this form only.


SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY


  • Submission must be full-length (one-acts or ten-minutes will not be considered at this time).
  • Submission must not have received a full production. Submissions that have received full productions, even if they have undergone significant post-production revisions, will not be considered. The Blank considers staged readings and academic productions exceptions to this rule.
  • If a script was declined for a prior season, please note what significant revisions have been made (in your Artistic Statement).
  • Playwrights may only submit one script per submission period.




The Blank Theatre's Literary Submissions