New Voices

Submissions are accepted each year for one act plays by young writers for Capital Repertory Theatre’s (theREP) New Voices event within the Next Act! New Play Summit 6. Submissions for 2017 are now closed. Look for a call for submissions in early 2018; deadline in the past has generally been sometime in the spring. 

New Voices, which received a pilot run in 2014 summit, reflects the theatre’s dedication to providing theatrical opportunities to students from elementary school through college. This particular NEXT ACT! event is dedicated to new works from the next generation of playwrights, and will include three to five readings of one act plays by student playwrights. 

This season’s Next Act! New Play Summit takes place October 20- 23, 2017.

Here are eligibility rules from 2017 and are subject to change:

  • We accept 15-minute one-act plays by students ages 13-22. No musicals.
  • Entrants must be enrolled in school at the time of submission
  • Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged.
  • Comedy and drama welcome.
  • Previously submitted plays to NEXT ACT will not be considered. 
  • Playwrights must be enrolled in school at the time of submission