New Works Lab

With the New Works Laboratory, the audience, performers, and writer all take part in the play development process. The writer creates the script, the actors translate the page to the stage, and audience members exchange immediate and uncensored reaction to the play, providing all with insight into further development of the product. Playwrights with a unique vision, innovative subject matter, and diverse perspectives are thus given a voice which otherwise might never be afforded to them in the contemporary world of performing arts.

New Works Laboratory is seeking short, 10-20 minute plays from playwrights of all ages, genders, races, and sexual orientations. Playwrights need not be local. Three to four of these short pieces will be selected for full production in a festival, followed by a talkback with audience, cast, playwright, and director.

Festival dates: August 30 - September 1, 2018

One submission per playwright per year will be considered.


Submissions for the current New Works Laboratory are no longer being accepted. Please check back in January 2019 for information on upcoming New Works Laboratory projects.