NEW AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTING COMPETITIONS
The New American Theatre now offers two playwrighting contests.
NOW ACCEPTING: Full-Length Plays and One Act Plays
The New American Play Competitions have been created to support new plays. The competitions are in line with The New American Theatre's on-going commitment to inspire, educate and nurture artists and our community towards a thoughtful and humane world view through the art of story-telling. We help theatre artists find their voices, cultivate social consciousness and prepare for a lasting career. We support new and established playwrights and incubate new plays. We seek to make a lasting, life-long impression on our community – inspiring the audience to continue provocative conversations long after the curtain closes.
Since 1995, The New American Theatre has presented over 130 Los Angeles or World Premieres Plays.
Each year, The New American Theatre accepts worldwide submissions of original one act and full length plays that have not been produced in Los Angeles.
Regular Deadline: December 31, 2017 (11.59 pm)
Extended Deadline: January 31, 2018 (11:59 pm)
Regular Deadline: January 31, 2018 (11.59 pm / Pacific)
Extended Deadline: February 28, 2018 (11:59 pm / Pacific)
ABOUT THE NEW AMERICAN THEATRE
The New American Theatre is a critically-acclaimed actor-driven theatre company best known for exploring and supporting new and challenging work in the American theatre and for producing classic plays with modern, cultural relevance. The New American Theatre is dedicated to the support and growth of all artists who participate in the collective imagination that is theatre.
Named by CBS Los Angeles as one of the top five 99-seat theatre’s in Los Angeles, The New American Theatre has also enjoyed critical acclaim, awards and nominations from the Los Angeles Times, LA Drama Critics Circle, Back Stage West, LA Weekly, LA Stage Alliance Ovations, and many others.
Supporting Playwrights and New Works
The New American Theatre supports new artists and new works. Since our founding, we've presented over 130 new plays on Los Angeles stages, three of which we later moved to an Off-Broadway run. Plays that received world premieres on our stages have become feature films, short films, and a Lifetime movie event. Several plays have been widely published, and one play was turned into a novel. World premiere plays and world premiere adaptations have won prestigious awards and accolades.
Notable playwrights who have had their plays produced by The New American Theatre include John Bunzel, Colette Freedman, Jack Kenny, Shem Bitterman, Chuck Rose,Stephen McFeely, Greg Kalleres, Bara Swain, Moira Walley-Beckett, Deanne Stillman, Mark Harvey Levine, Brendan Brandt , Andrew R. Heinz, Hal Corley, Jerry Lambertjust to name a few.