Dedicated to the discovery and nurturing of new playwrights and new plays. Professionally staged readings will be conducted of three selected plays from those submitted to the series. The playwrights will present at these readings and honored at a reception following. The top play will receive a cash award. One or more of the plays may be included in the regular season with a full production on the main stage.
GUIDELINES: Plays which have been produced professionally are ineligible. (Eligibility not affected by workshops, readings, community or academic production)
Plays must be full length
No musicals or children's plays are accepted at this time
Please include with the script, a synopsis of the play, a character breakdown, production requirements, time and place, a production history, and playwright's biography.
SUBMISSIONS: New Stage Theatre will begin accepting submissions for the 2012 Eudora Welty New Plays Series on March 1, 2012.
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012.
Please note: Any plays submitted after this date will be considered for the following year's series. Three selected plays will be announced and staged readings will take place in the Spring of 2013.
Mail hard copies of plays or letters of inquiry to the address below: manuscripts will be returned only if accompanied by self addressed and stamped envelope; acknowledgement of receipt only with enclosed SASE or postcard.
Eudora Welty New Play Series
New Stage Theatre
1100 Carlisle Street
Jackson, MS 39202