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Local Flavor Play Readings Submission Guidelines

San Diego Playwrights in partnership with Scripps Ranch Theatre present Local Flavor Play Readings, a play reading series for local playwrights to try out their latest full-lengths plays that are ready for audience reaction and to facilitate the development process. The one night readings will include an audience talk-back and will be held quarterly at Scripps Ranch Theatre, with the next event scheduled for April 20, 2020.

  • Accepting unproduced and unpublished full-length plays written by local playwrights living in San Diego County. No musicals, or children’s plays. (No longer accepting one act plays.) Plays that have received a previous reading (other than with Local Flavor) are acceptable, if revisions have been made.
  • Submission deadline of January 31, 2020 to be considered for the next reading.
  • Full-length plays must be between 70 minutes and 2 hours. 
  • No excessive use of foul language.
  • Send play with contact information as a pdf to
  • Include a brief bio, and a statement on where you are with the piece’s development, and how you hope a reading will help in the future development of your play.
  • Playwrights of accepted plays will be responsible for “producing” their own reading by recruiting their cast and director, supplying scripts, and coordinating rehearsals. Instructions and suggestions will be provided. Playwrights must be present for scheduled reading.
  • Suggested donation of $10 will be asked of patrons at the reading. A portion of the proceeds may be available to cover playwright’s costs.
  • One submission per playwright per calendar year, however submissions not selected will be automatically considered for future readings.

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