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 June 2-4, 2018.

Here are the eligibility rules from 2018 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

Submissions are not currently being accepted.

Finalists for theREP’s 2018 Young Playwright Contest

Reflection by Lily Jandrisevits; Shenedehowa High School
Expression by Ava Zuelsdorf; Loudonville Christian School
Freak by Jonathan Van De Loo; Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Heavier Things Remain by Olivia Lawrence; Schalmont High School
The Council by S. E. Vatalaro; Shaker High School
The Incendium by Oliver Price; Loudonville Christian School
Miss Muffet’s Cheese Buffet by Jashton Gieser; Loudonville Christian School
Bootstrap by John McCorkle; Troy High School
The Powerful and the Powerless by Emily O’Brien; Hoosic Valley High School
Sweet Dreams by Aminah Wingfield; Rensselaer Jr/Sr High School