NEXT ACT! Submissions

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. Next Act! New Play Summit 8 will take place June 7-10, 2019 and will feature readings of four never-before produced plays, with additional special events throughout the weekend.

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!

ELIGIBILITY

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.

Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Time Frame: January 1 – January 31, 2019
Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Monday, January 31, 2019

HOW TO SUBMIT

Playwrights should submit all materials in one document, either a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file, via email attachment. This document must include: a short one-paragraph synopsis – that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending; the character descriptions and the first 10 pages (and only the first ten pages) of their play. Submission documents must be void of playwright’s name and contact information.

Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines stipulated will not be accepted.

Email your submission to nextact@capitalrep.org with 2019 SUBMISSION in the subject line. (There is a spam filter on this email account to protect it from hackers – it is called spamarrest. First time users please prove that you are human by following the link to ensure your submissions delivery.

A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected.

Electronic submissions only.

PLAYS SELECTED:

Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified in May 2019

Four plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual summit, which will take place June 7-10, 2019.

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

Cover photo: (L-R) Zenzi Williams*, Gameela Wright* & Tyaela Nieves, during the 2018 Next Act! New Play Summit; *Denotes Members of AEA