TBT is dedicated to producing staged readings of new work. For our purposes, "new work" means that the play has never been fully produced. Previous readings and workshops do not render the piece ineligible. We are creating a forum for conversation, and as such we are seeking plays that raise questions about pertinent social, political, or environmental issues of our time.
Our inaugural call for submissions is OPEN NOW!
At the beginning of May, we will commence our play selection process. We will announce the chosen play in early June. The reading will take place in Orange County, California in late September 2017. While we encourage playwrights to attend rehearsals and readings, we understand that it may be impractical in some cases and do not require it. We do not discourage non-local playwrights from submitting.
In addition to a desire to foster conversation within our diverse community, TBT also seeks to support new voices in American theatre and local artists. As such, the playwright of the selected work will receive a writer's fee of $700.00 and will not be responsible for the payment of actors and directors nor the rental of spaces. Please note that TBT cannot provide any additional funds for travel or lodging.
To submit your play for consideration, please fill out the form below and follow the instructions for formatting and sending your script. We look forward to reading the wonderful work you are creating!
After filling out the form to the left, please email your full script here with the subject line "S17 Submission - [Last Name]." Submissions should be in PDF form and include a cover page and casting needs.
In the body of your email, please include:
If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact us. We are grateful to you for submitting your work and will be in touch to let you know we received your submission.