New Works Festival 2018 Script Submission

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*OUR NWF18 OPPORTUNITY WILL BE LIVE FROM NOVEMBER 17th to NOVEMBER 21st, 2017.* 

2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Kitchen Dog New Works Festival, and we’re bringing it back bigger and better than ever.

 

WHAT’S CHANGED?

We are re-upping our long-standing investment in new work by picking nine plays instead of six, and providing semi-staged readings with minimal tech instead of staged readings. We are also limiting our criteria so that only completely unproduced plays are eligible for our opportunity. We at KDT are totally committed to discovering new voices!

 

WHAT IS KITCHEN DOG LOOKING FOR?

It is our goal to showcase an exciting, diverse, and inclusive slate of plays that reflect the next phase of new work coming to the fore in the American theater and beyond. Eligible plays will also meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Full-length
  • Play (no musicals)
  • Unproduced (may have received a university production, workshop, or staged reading)
  • Production-ready (this is a showcase opportunity, not a developmental one)
  • Cast Size - ideally between 1-8.
  • MUST SPEAK TO KITCHEN DOG’S MISSION!
  • Only one submission per playwright. If a playwright submits more than one script, all of that playwright’s work will be disqualified.

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

As Founding Members of the National New Play Network, it is our goal to showcase an exciting, diverse, and inclusive slate of plays that reflect the next phase of new work coming to the fore in the American theater and beyond. As part of this commitment, we are only accepting submissions through the New Play Exchange (NPX). 

NO HARD COPIES OR EMAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Here’s how to submit your play to us through NPX:

1. Go to www.newplayexchange.org and create a Writer account.
2. Once you've set up your profile, upload a full draft of the play you want to send to Kitchen Dog. Samples are not eligible for any NPX opportunities.
3. You'll get an e-mail from NPX telling you that your play is eligible (this can take up to 24 hours, but is usually much faster).
4. Make sure you're logged into NPX in your browser, click on the link in the email, review our criteria again - just to make sure - then click the big blue "tag my play" button.
5. You're done. It's really that simple!

 

OUR NWF18 OPPORTUNITY WILL BE LIVE FROM NOVEMBER 17th to NOVEMBER 21st, 2017.

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

A rehearsed, semi-staged, public reading of your play, a $100 playwright honorarium, and a recommendation from our page to yours on the New Play Exchange. Plus, several of our New Works Festival plays have gone on to production at KDT. Just check out our “Past Plays” link!

Additionally, KDT will post a recommendation on NPX to all 25 semi-finalists for this year’s festival.

GOOD LUCK! 

Still have questions? No problem! Send them to haley@kitchendogtheater.org