|Submissions Now Open!
The Theatre of Others is seeking submissions of 20-30 minute plays for its second annual Audio New Play Festival, which will be produced in September and October 2022. This year’s prompt is “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.” You may interpret the prompt broadly - your play exploring whatever themes it generates for you.
Plays will be released on a weekly basis via The Theatre of Others Podcast, which can be found on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast platforms. If your play is chosen, you will be responsible for your own rehearsals and production. The Theatre of Others will provide assistance with casting, dramaturgy, and/or technical design, and will help connect you with the artists you need to round out your team, be that a director, designer, or actors. You are welcome to assemble your own cast and crew; or, we are ready to assist you in this process as much or as little as you require.
The play must be crafted specifically for the audio play medium. Its sound design must be integral to the storytelling.
The piece must either be a brand new play or an existing play you’d like to significantly adapt to meet the needs of the audio play medium.
The play should still be under construction. That is, it should still be at a stage when the dramaturgical assistance The Theatre of Others has to offer can still be of help.
While we encourage broad interpretation, the play’s relationship to this year’s prompt, “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW,” should be recognizable.
Each playwright may submit only one proposal. Playwrights who submit more than one proposal or script will be disqualified.