California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

Open Call for Submissions: New Play for Staged Reading
For International artists

Submissions are open 4/1/17 - 5/1/17. This is a paid opportunity. We are seeking our inaugural play! Talk Back Theatre produces staged readings of new works, followed by a curated panel discussion with the audience.

Submissions will open April 1 at You will need to email your submission AND fill out a short online form at the wed address above.

Be prepared to submit your full script in PDF form, including a cover page and casting needs, as well as:

  • a quick introduction to you, the playwright!
  • a short blurb about your play
  • a brief note on what social, political, or environmental issue(s) your play highlights
  • any previous development this piece has seen (past readings, workshops, dramaturgical consultations, etc.)

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 open to one-acts as well as full-length plays. 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.

Deadline: 05-01-2017
Talk Back Theatre
Irvine, CA

Contact: Emily Anne Gibson

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