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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Script Submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution

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Capital Stage presents professional area premieres of new and recent plays.  We are currently seeking bold, innovative new works that inspire thought and dialogue.
Script submissions are accepted as follows:

Playwrights wishing to submit work should refer to our Playwrights’ Revolution submission deadlines and criteria below

Agents may send full-length manuscripts via email to: literarymanager@capstage.org
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Literary Manager
Capital Stage
2220 J Street #8
Sacramento, CA 95816
Playwright's Revolution 2014


As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created the Playwrights’ Revolution. This series of staged readings seeks to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. These new works are brought to theatrical life through a series of staged readings performed by professional actors in Capital Stage’s intimate theatre. Capital Stage invites audiences to take part in the new play development process by attending readings and participating in post-reading discussion.

Qualifications

Capital Stage is particularly interested in plays that fulfill our mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to the region. Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, musical, etc. Translations, collections of one-acts, children's plays and any play that has received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are still eligible. Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.

The Selection Process

Capital Stage’s competitive selection process consists of two rounds of selection. All play excerpts submitted during the first round, averaging 200 submissions, are reviewed. Then, selected playwrights are asked to provide a full manuscript of their play. Finally, Capital Stage invites four to five playwrights to have their work included in Playwrights’ Revolution.

Please note that only full-length plays will be considered. Preference will be given to those plays that are aligned with Capital Stage’s mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to our community.

How to Apply

Playwrights interested in submitting a play for consideration for Playwrights’ Revolution 2014 should send the following to Capital Stage, Attn: Literary Management, 2215 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816:


  • Your contact information;
  • A concise paragraph stating your previous playwriting credits;
  • Title of the play;
  • Character breakdown and description;
  • Time and place of the play;
  • Synopsis; and
  • A ten page sample of the play.


2014 Deadlines
Capital Stage is accepting submissions from January 1, 2014 through March 1, 2014. Requests for full manuscripts will be made by April 15, 2014. Local, national, and international playwrights are encouraged to submit.

Thank you for your interest!

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