Saturday, June 14, 2014

Elite Theatre Company World Premiere Play

PLEASE NOTE, Elite Theatre Company has sent this notice: 
"Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, as of June 13, 2014, at 12 midnight (PST), we will not accept any more inquiries or submissions for the 2015 World Premiere slot. Thank you for your understanding."
The Elite Theatre Company produces at least one World Premiere play in its regular main stage season each year. We are open to all kinds of plays.
Plays must be full-length, unpublished and unproduced.

We are a 72-seat theater with very limited off-stage space. Casts with more than 8 actors are a very tight fit (although we have done plays with 20 actors); set changes must be minimal; and, having only an 8.5-foot ceiling over the upstage half of our stage does not allow for tall platforms or second floor sets.

Tom Eubanks, Artistic Director, describes what he’s looking for: “For this slot in our season, I like plays that engage the audience’s sense of not knowing what to expect, something about the play in its characters, theme and plot that is quirky, off-center, but not obscene or tawdry. I’m not interested in “living room” plays or plays that take the social justice issue to the point of being whiny. For 2015, I would love to see more submissions by conservative writers, whose voices have traditionally been muted by the East Coast theater establishment. If in doubt, just write it and then send it to me.”


Letters of Inquiry and submissions are accepted from March 1 – June 30. If you send an inquiry or script outside the submission period, we may not respond.