2016 Festival: April 22-24
The Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) annually presents seven new plays in staged readings and full productions during a three-day period. Audiences consist of local playgoers and representatives from theatres nationwide.
PPF provides a gathering place for writers and theatre professionals to connect and share ideas and interests in the context of a festival that promotes the latest and best in American playwriting.
South Coast Repertory launched the first annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in June 1998. The first festival consisted of five staged readings, workshops and the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's Hurrah at Last, in the final performances of its five-week run.
Since then, the Pacific Playwrights Festival has showcased as many as 10 new American plays each year, including the world premieres of Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman, Julia Cho's The Language Archive, Amy Freed's The Beard of Avon, Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade and Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair.
SCR is currently considering material for the 19th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival, drawing from commissioned work, projects nominated by other theatres and scripts submitted for production consideration.
Playwrights without representation may send a query letter, brief synopsis, complete list of characters and 10-page excerpt to:
South Coast Repertory
P. O. Box 2197
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197
After review, we will contact you if we wish to read the entire script. Unsolicited full-length scripts will not be reviewed.
Please Note: We do not accept materials submitted electronically.
Playwrights with professional representation may have their agents send full manuscripts at any time. Please note that—for this purpose—lawyers and law firms do not qualify as "professional representation.
SCR accepts submissions for full-length plays, musicals, translations and adaptations and works for young audiences (approximately fourth-grade level). Unproduced plays are considered for possible inclusion in the NewSCRipts reading series, the Pacific Playwrights Festival and for production on SCR stages.