Submit Your Play

Our Call for Plays for the 2017 Conference is now CLOSED.  Check back September 1, 2017  to submit your play for the 2018 Call for Plays.    

FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY:  The following were our guidelines for the previous submission period. Changes to the process may occur for 2018.

Submitted plays will considered for the following categories:

MainStage:  (5 plays selected) Includes a $500 honorarium, travel, lodging, all meals.

Playlab:  (20-25 plays selected) Includes lodging, breakfast, lunch, and select evening meals.

Selection:

Up to 30 plays (total) will be chosen by a panel of readers through a blinded process. Playwrights will be notified of acceptance no later than March 15.

Playwrights whose scripts are chosen must agree to attend the entire conference, work with local actors and directors, and lend full support to other playwrights throughout the Conference week.

Submissions:

GPTC will consider both full length and one act scripts.

Playwrights may submit a maximum of ONE script. Scripts submitted in previous years and not chosen may be submitted again for consideration.

Plays that have received an Equity production, plays for young audiences, and musicals will not be considered. Equity showcase productions are acceptable, as well as adaptations.

Acceptable formats for submission are .doc or .pdf .  To gauge run time, the standard font size of 12 points is suggested; the left margin should be 1.5 inches and top and bottom margins 1 inch.

What we need:

  1. One file with NO personal identifying information that includes:
    • Play name
    • Cast list
    • Short synopsis (1-2 sentences)
    • Your play
  2. One file with a title page that includes your name, address, phone   number and email.
  3. A payment of $10 to offset the cost of selection panel readers.

Your play cannot be processed until we receive payment.  Payment can be made via credit card (through Paypal) or by check.  A link to payment information will be provided for you in a popup window after your play is submitted.  You will also receive a confirmation email from us (be sure to check your junk mail folder if you do not receive an email in your inbox).

If you have questions about your submission call 531.622.2618 or mailto:theatreconference@mccneb.edu