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NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 3 Call for Entries

19 April 2014

Submissions are now being accepted for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Third Annual
NEXT ACT! New Play Summit!

NEXT ACT! is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work, and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s recent and future growth explosion in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” The NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 3 takes place November 1– 3, 2014 and will feature readings of two never-before produced plays, and special events throughout the weekend.
theREP is particularly interested in scripts that showcase world events as they impact the individual and society, highlighting the common threads that bind the American culture together in a world that is defined more and more by diversity. The theatre will give preference to character driven scripts that showcase technology’s impact on humanity.
Accepting full length plays only.
Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces welcome.
Comedy and Drama welcome!
(Please do not submit plays about the theatre.)
Eligible plays cannot have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.
Plays previously submitted to NEXT ACT! will not be considered for this years’ Summit.
Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.
Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Sunday June 1, 2014
Plays: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions and the first 10 pages of their play with a photo/resume and bio.
Email your submission to Margaret Hall, Assistant to the Artistic Director, at with NEXT ACT SUBMISSION in the subject line.
A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected.
Electronic submissions preferred.
Two plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual 3-day summit, which takes place November 1 – 3, 2014. Like last years How Water Behaves is being produced as part of Capital Repertory Theatre’s 2014-15 Season.
theREP is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

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Last Call! Red Theater Playwriting Competition 2013: Deadline: October 31, 2013

25 October 2013


We are looking for work that is THEATRICAL and PERSONALTheatrical means a work that could only be fully realized in a theater. It should take full advantage of the temporal and connective nature of human performers interacting with a living audience.

Personal means that the work uniquely and vividly wrestles with the dualities present in the human condition. For example: that we are alive but will die; that the more knowledge we have, the more foolish we feel.
Please surprise us with difficult ideas, impossible stagings, and a powerful heart.


1) The play needs to be at least 60 minutes running time and no longer than 120.
2) The play can not have received a professional production.
3) Adaptations are accepted as long as the author has complete rights.
4) The play should be written in, or translated into, the English language.
5) We can only accept one submission per playwright.
6) Please submit your play as a PDF to the following email:
7) Please ensure your script includes a list of characters and that the pages are numbered.
8) In the interests of impartiality, please do not include your name anywhere on the script (or in the PDF title). Please provide your contact details in the email only.


Deadline for submissions: October 31st, 2013.

Winners and a shortlist will be announced on or before January 31, 2014.

Performances of selected material will occur during the Red Theater main-stage performance running in March 2014

More information about the company and competition, including past winners, can be found here: