2022 New Works Festival Play Submissions Now Open at Cincinnati LAB Theatre

CLT_logo2Cincinnati LAB Theatre is now planning its ninth producing season and accepting submissions to fill three original play readings and two fully staged workshop productions for its 2022 New Works Festival.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be producing these scripts over two weekends in a rotating festival format. The workshop/rehearsal process for productions will begin on June 11, 2022. Performance dates run July 21-30.

To be considered for a staged reading a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 30 minutes in length. To be considered for a fully staged workshop production a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 45min in length that has previously had at least one verifiable staged reading. Only plays allowing for 6 actors or less will be accepted. Erotica and pornography will not be considered. Playwrights must be available in person and/or by video conference for the entirety of the rehearsal/workshop process. All playwrights must be present for at least one performance. Plays previously produced as staged readings by Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be given special consideration for fully staged workshop productions. Once scripts are chosen playwrights will be paired with a director and cast to fulfill the rehearsal/workshop process. Directors and cast will be chosen by Cincinnati LAB Theatre.

Submissions for the two summer festival readings and the two summer festival productions will be accepted between November 26, 2021 and February 14, 2022. Submissions will be accepted by emailing a script to cincylabsubmit@gmail.com.

Please attach the script to the email as a portable document file (.pdf). In the body of the email please include the playwright’s full contact information. Furthermore, if the play has been previously workshopped and/or had a staged reading, please provide all the pertinent details of the workshop and/or reading. Include in the subject line of your submission email: Submission-Playwright’s Name-Play Title. There is a $5 submission fee. This fee covers the cost to pay readers. Please submit your fee through Venmo to @CincyLAB. Kindly use the subject line from your submission email for the “What’s it for?”

lease feel free to contact one of the artistic directors directly by emailing us at cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com if you have any questions for concerns.

Elizabeth Harris, Bob Allen, and Torie Pate
Co-Artistic Directors
Cincinnati LAB Theatre

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