San Diego Playwrights

Getting San Diego Playwrights Produced on San Diego Stages

Submission Opportunities

San Diego

Common Ground Theatre 
http://cgtsd.org/  4343 Oceanview Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113 — (619) 272-3209

Readings:

Submission Policy:

New Play Program: Mission is “to produce classics and new works by and about people of African descent that entertain, educate, and connect with audiences of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.”

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

Community Actors Theatre  2957 54th St., San Diego, CA 92105 — 619 264-3391 www.communityactorstheatre.com

Readings:

Submission Policy: “CAT gives a voice to local playwrights and actors.”

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

Coronado Playhouse  1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-4856
www.coronadoplayhouse.com

Katy Skyrud, Theatre Manager

Readings:

Submission Policy: Original work may be considered through director submissions (now closed for 2019 season). http://coronadoplayhouse.com/submissions

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

Cygnet Theatre  Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 574-0059
www.cygnettheatre.com

Sean Murray, Aristic Director   Bill Schmidt, Executive Director

Readings: Finish Line Commission with a weekend of readings. Accepts applications to place one local playwright in the annual event.

Submission Policy:

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:  http://www.cygnettheatre.com/about/rentals/

Diversionary Theatre  4545 Park Boulevard #101, San Diego, California 92116  619.220.6830 www.diversionary.org

Matt Morrow, Executive Artistic Director; Jenny Case, Managing Director

Readings: “WordPlay Tuesday” – In partnership with San Diego Playwrights. 10-minute segments of any type of play, presented on  2nd Tuesday of each month, submit to wordplay@diversionary.org.

Submission Policy:  www.diversionary.org/submissions

New Play Program: “Open Mondays” – LGBT protagonist/antagonist/themed plays, for submissions and more information: openmondays@diversionary.org or call 619.220.0097

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:  http://diversionary.org/theatrerental

La Jolla Playhouse  2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla 92037  (858) 550-1070
www.lajollaplayhouse.org

Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director   Michael S. Rosenberg , Managing Director

Readings:  DNA New Work Series  http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/dna-2018

Submission Policy: http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/about-the-playhouse/auditions-and-play-submissions

Only accepts full-length scripts submitted by literary agents

but 10-page samples from SoCal resident playwrights

can be mailed to:

La Jolla Playhouse Attn: Literary Manager P.O. Box 12039 La Jolla, CA 9203

New Play Program: Page to Stage

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

La Jolla Theatre Ensemble  La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, 92037

https://www.facebook.com/ljtheatreensemble/

John Tessmer, Co-Founder

Readings: Full-lengths and One-Acts, including new works

Submission Policy: submit via message on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ljtheatreensemble/

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

MOXIE Theatre  6663 El Cajon Blvd, Suite N, San Diego, CA 92115 — 858-598-7620

http://www.moxietheatre.com

Jennifer Eve Thorn, Executive Artistic Director; Nicole Ries, Managing Director

Readings:

Submission Policy: Playwrights who identify as female can submit script to submissions@moxietheatre.com

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

New Fortune Theatre Co. www.newfortunetheatre.com  info@newfortunetheatre.com

Richad Baird, Artistic Director  Amanda Schaar, Managing Director

Readings:

Submission Policy: send inquiry to info@newfortunetheatre.com

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

New Village Arts Theatre 2787 State Street,  Carlsbad, CA 92008 760.433.3245 info@newvillagearts.org

www.newvillagearts.org

Kristianne Kurner, Executive Artistic Director   Alex Goodman, Managing Director

Readings:

Submission Policy: http://www.newvillagearts.org/play-submissions

New Play Program: Final Draft New Play Festival (readings)

Co-Production Opp: N/A

Rental Info:  N/A

North Coast Repertory Theatre  987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Admin Offices: (858) 481-2155 www.northcoastrep.org

David Ellenstein  Artistic Director  Bill Kerlin, Managing Director

Readings:

Submission Policy: http://www.northcoastrep.org/about-north-coast-repertory-theatre/new-play-submissions/

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp: N/A

Rental Info: N/A

North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 — 619-220-8663

http://www.northparkvaudeville.com

Jeff Bushnell & Summer Golden

Readings:

Submission Policy:

New Play Program: North Park Playwright Festival, http://www.northparkvaudeville.com/PlaywrightFestivalWebpage.html

Rental Info: http://www.northparkvaudeville.com/INPVRentalInfo.html

OB Playhouse  4944 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach  619-795-9305

http://www.obtheatrecompany.com

Readings:

Submission Policy:

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info: http://www.obtheatrecompany.com/rent-ob-playhouse.html

Oceanside Theatre Co.  Brooks Theatre & Studio  217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 433-8900   www.oceansidetheatre.org

Ted Leib, Artistic Director

Readings: No

Submission Policy:

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:  http://oceansidetheatre.org/rentals/

Old Globe Theatre

http://www.theoldglobe.org/

The Old Globe P.O. Box 122171 San Diego, CA 92112-2171

(619) 231-1941 

Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director

Readings: New Voices Festival – annual weekend of free readings of new American plays, by professional playwrights

New Play Program: see Readings

Submission Policy: by literary agents only

Co-Production Opp: NA

Rental Info: NA

Pacific Playwrights Conference of San Diego, 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Matthew Salazar-Thompson, Program Director

Readings:  New Works Festival of Readings, each November on the campus of San Diego City College’s Black Box Theatre

Submission Policy: Submission are taken from May 15-July 1. Please submit a full length play with no more than seven characters. Plays must be properly  formatted and between 75-130 pages in length. All subject matters are considered. Contact Matthew Salazar-Thompson at mthompso@sdccd.edu

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info:

Patio Playhouse  116 S Kalmia St., Escondido CA 92025 — (760) 746-6669

www.patioplayhouse.com

Steve Warrick, General Manager  steverwarrick@gmail.com

Grant Gelvin, Artistic Manager grantgelvin@cox.net

Readings: Yes, we do staged readings throughout the year.

Submission policy: We accept submissions year-round, and will review as allowed by our bandwidth.

New Play Program: Nothing formal, but if we like something and can arrange a director/producer, we’ll fit it in.

Co-Production Opp: We are open to doing coproductions.

Rental info: Theater rental is $200/day

Playwrights Project  3675 Ruffin Road, Ste. #330, San Diego, CA 92123  (858) 384-2970 www.playwrightsproject.org

Executive Director: Cecelia Kouma

Program Manager: Erika Phillips

Readings: California Young Playwrights Contest

Submission Policy:

New Play Program: Plays by Young Writers, “Lifestages,” and other programs for seniors

Co-Production Opp: N/A

Rental Info:  N/A

The Roustabouts Theatre  P.O. Box 222., San Diego, CA 92103-3312  (619) 728-7820 http://www.theroustabouts.org

Will Cooper, Phil Johnson, Rugg Yeager, Partners

Readings: http://www.theroustabouts.org/readings

Submission Policy:

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp: N/A

Rental Info:  N/A

San Diego Foundation 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200, San Diego, CA 92106

(619) 402-1827 | info@sdfoundation.org  https://www.sdfoundation.org/

Grant Program: Creative Catalyst Program https://www.sdfoundation.org/programs/programs-and-funds/creative-catalyst/

Creative Catalyst is an individual artist fellowship program that strengthens San Diego’s creative economy by providing opportunities for local professional artists to create work that advances their careers, increases civic engagement and enriches our quality of life.

We award artists with $10,000 to $20,000 fellowships, and partner with nonprofit arts and culture mentoring organizations.

Submission Policy: next round will be in 2019

San Diego Fringe Festival  Mailing Address: c/o CONTACT ARTS  5120-C Baltimore Drive,
La Mesa, CA 91942
www.sdfringe.org

Kevin Charles Patterson ,  Executive Producer/Director   Todd Blakesly , Festival Coordinator

Readings:

Submission Policy:

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp: Application fee/registration is now closed for 2018. The Festival is scheduled for June 21-July 1, 2018.

Rental Info:

CALIFORNIA FRINGE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

JUNE 21-JULY 1, 2018- San Diego Fringe Festival: http://www.sdfringe.org/

JUNE 7-24, 2016  Hollywood Fringe Festival: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/

San Diego Repertory Theatre  Lyceum Theatres, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101-6144
www.sdrep.org

Sam Woodhouse ,  Artistic Director   Larry Aldredge , Managing Director

Readings:

Submission Policy: http://sdrep.org/opportunities.php

San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work. See the above web page for full details.

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info: http://lyceumevents.org/book_your_event.php

Scripps Ranch Theatre   Physical Address: Legler Benbough Theatre/Alliant International University, 9783 Avenue of Nations, San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 578-7728  www.scrippsranchtheatre.org

Readings: Yes, but infrequently

Submission Policy: “There is no formal submission policy for full length plays at SRT yet, but we are always interested in reading new work.” Send to Attn: Play Reading Committee

New Play Program: Out on a Limb New Play Program (for one acts) – http://www.scrippsranchtheatre.org/ooal2018#/ and the New Works Studio for full lengths  http://www.scrippsranchtheatre.org/new-works-studio/

Co-Production Opp: N/A

Rental Info:  N/A

Scripteasers     www.scripteasers.org    thescripteasers@msn.com

Readings: Cold readings done almost every other Friday from September through June at a volunteer’s home.

Submission Policy:  http://www.scripteasers.org/submissions/

New Play Program: Script Tease of Short Plays annual competition, http://www.scripteasers.org/annual-competition/

Co-Production Opp: N/A

Rental Info:  N/A

STAR Theatre Company   402 N. Coast Hwy,  Oceanside  CA 92054 ( 760) 721-9983      http://www.startheatreco.com

David Schulz, Managing Artistic Director

Readings: No

Submission Policy: Inquire first, no set policy

New Play Program: No, history of one premiere

Co-Production Opp:  No

Rental Info: http://www.startheatreco.com/#!rental-inquires/

Tenth Avenue Arts Center  930 10th Ave, San Diego CA 92101
www.tenthavenuearts.com

Readings: Willing to work with playwrights

Submission Policy:

New Play Program:

Co-Production Opp:

Rental Info: http://www.tenthavenuearts.com/page/anon/Rate.aspx; Call Jeff Cotta at 619-920-8503 for rates and more information or email The Tenth Avenue Arts Center at Jeff@tenthavenuearts.com.

Theatre Arts West  805-704-7482

www.theatreartswest.org

Gailee Walker Wells, Artistic/Managing Director

Readings:

Submission Policy: literarymanager@theatreartswest.org

Southern California 

South Coast Rep

www.scr.org

Only accepts full-length scripts submitted by literary agents

but a query letter, brief synopsis, complete list of characters

10-page sample can be mailed to SCR’s Literary Department.

Literary Department South Coast Repertory P. O. Box 2197 Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197

SCR accepts submissions for full-length plays, musicals, translations and adaptations and works for young audiences (approximately fourth grade level). Unproduced plays are considered for possible inclusion in the NewSCRipts reading series, the Pacific Playwrights Festival and for production on SCR stages.

National and International

http://emergingplaywright.com/category/pertinent-info-for-playwrights/
http://enavantplaywrights.yuku.com/topic/4463/Call-for-submissions
http://nycp.blogspot.com/
http://www.burryman.com/submissions.html
http://playsubmissionshelper.com/blog/

http://www.pwcenter.org/opportunities.php ($50 membership)

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3 responses to “Submission Opportunities

  1. Wonderful information source!! On my first time through, I found some listings I had never seen before. I will certainly follow up on them. Thank you!!
    ~ California Jack Cassidy

  2. Janet says:

    This is a wonderful collection – and the information is up-to-date. Thank you for a job well done.

  3. Kam says:

    I truly appreciate how you gathered such valuable information on one page! Thank you!

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