Wisconsin Playwrights and Scripts
Wisconsin playwrights and theater companies running
script competitions are welcome to send information to be included
on this page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site is provided as a free service. We'd very much appreciate a link to our site from yours and
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and comedy in Wisconsin, contributions will
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Calls for Submissions
Call for submission: Forward Theater and Wisconsin Wrights
Forward Theater and Wisconsin Wrights will begin accepting submissions for Forward Theater's 2022 Wisconsin Wrights New Play Development Project on September 1, 2021. Up to three selected playwrights will be given the opportunity to develop their plays with professional directors, and actors, culminating in a public reading during Forward Theater’s 2021-2022 season. For more details, visit https://www.forwardtheater.com/event/wisconsinwrights.
Over Our Head Players Soliciting Playwriting Contest Scripts
Over Our Head Players is accepting original, unpublished 10-minute or shorter comedies for the “2021 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival” through November 1, 2020, at SNOWDANCE, Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403.
Selected scripts will be produced together. Audiences vote over the run sometime during winter of 2021. Prizes will be awarded after the final performance: $500 “Best in Snow”, $200 2nd and $100 3rd place.
Complete rules are at www.overourheadplayers.org/snowdance-rules.html. Direct questions to the box office, 262-632-6802 or email@example.com. Scripts will not be returned; playwrights are not expected to participate in the production process.
Call For Submissions: New Full-Length Plays
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre workshops two new plays annually through the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series. To that end, we accept new scripts for consideration on a rolling basis.
ELIGIBILITY: Priority for consideration lies with Wisconsin artists. Playwrights should only submit work if they are current Wisconsin residents, have a link to Wisconsin in their own history, and/or consider Wisconsin-specific subject matter in their play.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Please send a query letter and the first ten pages of your script. Electronic or paper submissions are accepted. Email Marcella Kearns or send hard copy to the following address: Marcella Kearns, Lead Educator/Literary Manager, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202. See email address and additional information at www.chamber-theatre.com/performance/play-reading.aspx.
Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Two Rivers -
a 90 minute, two act play with five characters,
Aaron 50-ish, Kyle 25-ish, A.J. 23-ish, Lilith 50-ish and Eden 18-ish. This is the Young family, and they could be any race or nationality.
The play, which takes place in a living room of a fixer-upper vacation home, deals with Kyle returning home (AWOL from the Marines)
to deal with what he views as “unfinished business." Challenging
themes are dealt with including incest, cutting, alcoholism, and homelessness.
Stephen F. Murray
Ink is a non-profit
association of theater artists dedicated to the development of
playwrights and their work. Our members include area playwrights,
actors, directors, and theater enthusiasts.
Mary K. Ryan
Wisconsin theatre director and playwright based in Milwaukee.
Script Resource Sites
- Beat by Beat Press - A new publishing company
providing community theaters with new, high-quality
musicals for young performers.
Play Publishing - BPP specializes in full-length,
contemporary, American plays. BPP also publishes
dramatic adaptations of classic plays and literature, and a few period
Theatre Plays.com -
Stageplays for children, young audiences and families. Theatre
producers, directors, drama coaches and teachers will find
scripts for productions of every size, scope and
- Classic Acts - A collection of plays for children 10-14. The plays
are adaptations of classical literature or best lived children's stories,
such as Midsummer Night's Dream, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, Romeo and
Juliet, Frankenstein, Cinderella, Cyrano de Bergerac, Don Quixote and
more. Creative, fun and a great way to interest children in classic
theatre and literature. Low prices. No fees. Downloadable!
On Stage! - A
collection of professionally proven, audience tested children's
theatre plays by double Shubert Fellowship award winning
playwright, Michele L Vacca. Inspired by the classics of world
literature, the scripts are excellent for university, school,
professional and community productions.
Play Service, Inc. -
Representing the American Theatre by publishing and licensing
the work of new and established playwrights.
- Eldridge Plays & Musicals -
offers hundreds of full-length plays, one-acts, melodramas, holiday
and religious plays, children's theatre plays and musicals of all
- HaveScripts.com -
Online publishing company with an emphasis on middle school and high
school plays for both the stage and the classroom. We have some competition
one-acts and many books and scripts ideal for readers theater in
One of the oldest publishers serving the education and
community theater markets.
- Insight for Playwrights -
a monthly marketing newsletter that provides dramatic writers with
up-to-date submission information.
Publications - Has
available musicals, pantomimes and Christmas shows for all
- New Theatre Publications -
a script publishing company that is owned and managed by writers.
Works - Original Works Publishing is a Los Angeles based play
publisher dedicated entirely to bold and original work. Our goal
is to bring the new breed of theatre to the forefront.
French, Inc. - Samuel
French's Catalogue lists not only plays but monologues,
audition material, classroom guides, classic works and
the latest plays from the professional theater.
- Stageplays.com -
Virtually every play and musical currently published in the English
- TheaterWords -
offers royalty free plays and scenes for students and
educators. There are also several pieces for all-women
Mootney Scripts -
scripts, rights and background for previous Venice Mootney
- YouthPLAYS - a publisher of hundreds of plays and musicals for young actors and audiences, with material suitable for teen and preteen performers, as well as community theatres, colleges and professional theatres for young audiences.
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