MICHIGAN PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVALS
After the success of Theatre NOVA’s inaugural Michigan Playwrights Festival seven years ago, the theatre is continuing its tradition and announcing a call for submissions for this season’s festival of new plays by Michigan playwrights. The next festival will run August 21-25, 2024. The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2024. Theatre NOVA will announce selected plays in April 2024.
The festival will feature full-length plays. The submitted play must be written by a Michigan resident, ready to be produced, but must not have received a full production at another theatre. Those interested in submitting plays for consideration should send complete, finished scripts in PDF format to TheatreNovaPlaySubmissions@gmail.com with “Festival Play Submission” and the play title in the subject line. The email should include the playwright’s name, address, phone, and a two-sentence synopsis of the play.
This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
About the Festival
Plays that were products of Michigan Playwrights Festivals that have received their world premieres at Theatre NOVA include Mazel Tov, John Lennon by David Wells (Wilde Award for Best New Script), Resisting by David Wells (Wilde Award for Best Original Production), Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie by Linda Ramsay Detherage, Clutter by Brian Cox (Wilde Award for Best New Script), Irrational by R. MacKenzie Lewis andDavid Wells (Wilde Award for Best New Script), Katherine by Kim Carney (Wilde Award Nomination for Best New Script), Spin (aka Swimming While Drowning) by Emilio Rodriguez, and Bird by Kristin Hanratty.Theatre NOVA focuses on new plays and new playwrights and is dedicated to working with new and local playwrights to help them develop their craft and to offer brand new plays for audiences. We created the Michigan Playwrights Festival to nurture Michigan playwrights and to develop full-length plays for future seasons.