Play Submissions

Submissions are now open for the 2019 New Village Arts Final Draft New Play Festival, taking place January 3-6, 2019. Plays selected will undergo three stages of development beginning in October: a first read through, a potential revision period and a final staged reading production. Depending on submissions, 4 to 6 plays will be showcased in the 2019 festival. 
SEEKING: Full-length plays, musicals, one-person shows and one-acts from San Diego-based playwrights that have not yet received a full production in San Diego County. Female voices and voices of color strongly encouraged to submit. 
TO SUBMIT: Please email a 10-page excerpt of a completed script as an attachment to (Musicals please also submit a demo of one song.)
SUBMISSION DATES: First Round Submission Deadline: July 15, 2018. Finalists will be invited to submit full script for Second Round consideration on August 15 and Final Round decisions will be made September 15. 
Please email with any questions.



Hello Playwrights! We would love to read your play. Before submitting, please be sure to review the New Village Arts Mission Statement, current season and production history to determine if your work will fit with NVA.



  • Playwright contact information including phone number and email address
  • A full description/synopsis – including all major plot points and the climax of the play (ideally 1 page or less)
  • Any relevant production history
  • Character descriptions/casting requirements
  • First 10 pages of script (if mailing, please make sure this is unbound)
  • Musicals: CD or MP3 Files of music/songs (please do not send sheet music)

Please submit your packet via email (preferred) to or via US Mail (or alternate service) to:


New Village Arts

c/o AJ Knox

2787 State Street

Carlsbad, CA 92008


Submissions that do not follow the requirements above will not be accepted. We will contact you upon receipt of your materials, and will follow up as soon as possible via email.

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