Playwright Submission Guidelines 2016

16th Street Theater is currently only accepting plays through NNPN’s New Play Exchange (NPX). Any playwright is welcome to join the NPX. If you are an Illinois resident, a playwright, have a NPX profile as a writer, have uploaded at least one full length play, you will be eligible for this opportunity to “submit” or “tag” your play to 16th Street.

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY
If you are unfamiliar with NPX, you will need to go to the NPX site, join for $10 (annual fee), create a personal profile, upload at least one full draft of one of your plays, and make sure your profile has you listed as a resident of Illinois. Opportunity expires March 10, 2016.

ABOUT 16TH STREET
16th Street Theater is a playwrights’ theatre meaning the playwright is Queen/King here.  We want the writer involved in all that we do including workshops, pre-production, rehearsals and engaging with our audience in weekly post-performance talkbacks where we discuss the themes of the play.

Because of this, we give preference to local writers: writers that can commit to being playwright-in-residence over the course of a season: writers that can be in the room with us here at 16th Street.

16th Street Theater is a proud Associate Member of National New Play Network.NNPN_LOGO_VIOLET_4color

Since our Season 2008 we have produced:
46 productions
26 Illinois playwrights
17 writers of color
17 world premieres, 1 rolling world premiere, 3 Chicago premieres
12 second productions
11 playwrights-in-residence: Will Dunne (twice), Arlene Malinowski, Tanya Saracho, Rohina Malik (twice), Robert Koon, Laura Jacqmin, Steven Simoncic, Shayne Kennedy and Aline Lathrop.
7 co-pros with Teatro Vista and Teatro Luna
2 commissions

WE GENERALLY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN PRODUCING:

Musicals
Historical Dramas
Farce
Romantic comedies

WE WELCOME YOU TO:

See a production or two at 16th Street to get an idea of what we produce and how we produce. Come and say “hi” so we know who you are and that you are a playwright interested in working with us.

Browse our Production History pages.

Invite us to your readings, workshops, productions of your plays.  Send invite to scripts(at)16thstreettheater.org

— Artistic Director Ann Filmer