NEXT ACT! Submissions

Next Act!, now in its eighth year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s (theREP) commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. Please visit this page in early 2019 for details on submission to to 2019 NextAct!

theREP is looking for scripts that use theatre to address injustices, inequities, and cultural collisions, providing a voice for the unheard on stage, in the workplace, the Capital Region and beyond. Scripts that engage art and social justice.

Accepting full length plays only (no musicals). Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged. Comedy and Drama welcome!


Eligible plays can not 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. 


theREP is not currently accepting submissions for the Next Act! New Play Summit 8, which will take place in the Summer of 2019. Stay Tuned!

(Capital Repertory Theatre does not accept unsolicited submissions.)


Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified by May 10, 2018.

Two plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual summit, which will take place June 2-4, 2018.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.