Play Development Workshop Series

GREAT is looking for four original play scripts written by local artists for our inaugural Play Development Workshop Series! This is an opportunity for new playwrights to take the next step with their written scripts and receive feedback on their work. You provide the original script and we provide the actors for an evening of reading and workshopping. 

Submit your script by October 25, 2019 (though we’d love submissions sooner) to be considered for the November/February workshop dates and by January 31 to be considered for the March/April workshop dates. Playwrights will be notified of selections by Nov. 1 and Feb. 21 with the first Reading/Workshopping night scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8 from 6-9pm at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre. 


  • Submit your script by October 25 to be considered for the November & February workshop dates. 

  • Submit your script by January 31 to be considered for the March & April workshop dates.

  • Playwrights are selected and notified by November 1. Each playwright is assigned a date (Friday night) for their Reading & Workshopping Night. 

  • Prior to Readings: 

    • Actors volunteer to serve as readers - playwright assigns parts ahead of reading. 

    • Playwright discusses goals ahead of time with facilitator. 

  • Night of Reading:

    • Light meal will be provided; drinks available for purchase. 

    • Playwright introduces show to actors and audience. 

    • Actors read-through the script out loud.  

    • Constructive feedback/discussion follows the reading (other playwrights, audience members, and actors are encouraged to participate in feedback). 

Guidelines for Submission

Plays must be: 

  • Original works which have not yet had a fully staged production

  • Submitted in PDF form

  • Original adaptations of publically accessible works are accepted 

Playwrights should be be available for all four Reading & Workshopping Nights

  • Friday, November 8

  • Friday, February 7 

  • Friday, March 13  

  • Friday, April 3

Interested? Send your script to

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