Submissions and Eligibility
The New Voices Theatre Festival of The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance department is seeking stories from diverse and underrepresented communities.
The New Voices Theatre Festival is accepting submissions of unpublished and unproduced full-length plays to develop during a summer residency that will culminate in a staged reading. One new work from the festival will be chosen to be mounted as a fully-produced production during the upcoming show season at The University of Alabama.
During the summer residency, plays may be collaboratively developed in the rehearsal space.
*The playwright must own all rights to their script.
How to Submit a Script
Scripts must be submitted as a PDF on the Submissions form by January 1st, 2023.
All scripts must be received by the submission deadline. Submissions entered after the deadline will not be considered. Please submit scripts as PDF documents only. Please submit scripts with no identifying information about the playwright. With the script, include a brief plot synopsis, cast size, and character list with description.
At this time, all play submissions must be for full-length plays. Submissions may not exceed 90 minutes. Cast size is preferred to be between six to twelve characters.
Musical submissions are allowed. Please submit digital version of score.
****Musical submissions are allowed but must also include a digital version of the completed score for the entire piece. ***
Who is Eligible to Submit
Any individual who has a unique and/or diverse story to share/tell that meets the submission requirements. Only one submission per individual.
How Are Submissions Selected
All submissions will be reviewed blindly and chosen by a script selection committee.
Your selection status will be revealed no later than February 15th.
How Can One Become Involved as an Actor
Casting will be determined by The New Voices Theatre Festival Artistic Director. All directors and designers of the projects will be provided by the festival committee.