Script Submissions

TheatreWorks accepts full length scripts year-round from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we have an existing professional relationship.


We welcome script submissions to our mainstage season as well as our New Works Initiative. We look for well-written, well-constructed plays that celebrate the human spirit, speak to our diverse community, and advance the art of the American theatre.


We are especially interested in plays with multi-ethnic casting possibilities. We place no limit on the number of cast members required.  To get a better sense of the types of plays we produce please look at our production history as well as our New Works Festival history.


As of April 1, 2012, we no longer accept script submissions or query packets from writers with whom we have no affiliation. Unsolicited scripts and query packets will be returned if a SASE is provided, otherwise they will be recycled. Please note that our submission policy in Dramatists Sourcebook is out of date.


TheatreWorks has a strong commitment to developing new work and nurturing new writers, as evident from our New Works Initiative. Our connections with play development centers, literary agents, theatres around the country and most importantly, writers, prove a more successful avenue for finding new plays and musicals to develop that align with our mission.