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Final Draft New Play Festival

Calling all San Diego County Playwrights

Submit to this year’s Final Draft New Play Festival

Sponsored by Don and Becky Sciglimpaglia
Produced by Farah Dinga

We are sorry we missed you last year, but we are ready to be back with a bang JANUARY 7-9, 2022.

If you submitted a play last year, we would love to hear from you again! Submit either an updated draft of your submission, or something new, it’s up to you!

While we encourage and welcome everyone to submit, we’d like to give a special encouragement to our underestimated and underrepresented community members, in order to represent ALL of the beautiful voices and artists in our community.

If submitting, please send in one submission per category, and we will contact you if selected.

We are so looking forward to seeing what our community can *brew* up, and cheers to all of our budding, veteran, and brilliant playwrights!

Thanks to Beer Sponsor


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We welcome submissions focusing on any and all themes. 

Submissions are open to playwrights residing in San Diego County and playwrights living within 50 miles of downtown San Diego. 

• Only 1 submission per category of 10 min, one act, and full length plays.

• Entries may not be previously published or performed as a fully staged production. Pieces that have been presented in workshop or reading formats are accepted – please indicate when/where your piece has been presented in your submission!

• Due to recent changes to California state law, preference will be given to plays feature casts of 4 actors or fewer.

• Entries must be no more than 120 pages.

• Screenplays will not be accepted.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 29, 2021

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS OF 10 MIN, FULL LENGTH, AND ONE ACT PLAYS

If submitting, please send in one submission per category, and we will contact you if selected.

For every submission, please include a Cover Page with the following information:

• Title

• Character Breakdown &

Descriptions

• One Paragraph Synopsis

• Playwright’s name and contact information

• City of Playwright’s Residence

E-MAIL PDF TO NEWPLAYS@NEWVILLAGEARTS.ORG

Play Submissions

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. You may submit your work at any time through the form below.

  • Entries should be no longer than 120 pages, written in whichever style suits the piece, as a PDF with a Page 1 including the title, character breakdown and descriptions, one-paragraph synopsis, and the city of playwright’s residence or study.
  • If the play has already been produced elsewhere, please include any relevant production history.
  • For musicals, please attach relevant music samples as audio files.

Submissions that do not follow the requirements above will not be accepted. Please note that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we will only contact playwrights whose scripts we wish to pursue.

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png, Max. file size: 512 MB.

    If you do not wish to use the form above you may submit your play via US Mail (or alternate service) to:

    New Village Arts
    c/o Play Submission
    2787 State Street
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    Thank you for submitting!