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Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival

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Deadline: June 30, 2022
Award(s) Offered: Reading, Festival
Accepts Submissions of: Plays /
Does NOT Accept Submissions of: Musicals / Radio/Film/TV material /

Website: http://www.lbplayhouse.org/special-events/new-works-festival/


Established over 20 years ago, the New Works Literary Committee and Annual New Works Festival is a part of Long Beach Playhouse’s commitment to the arts.  Each year starts with novice and experienced playwrights sending their un-produced plays to the committee. Each script is read and evaluated by members of the Literary Committee.  Two “Winners” are selected for the festival.  Each evening one of the winning plays is presented in the form of a staged reading providing the playwright the opportunity to hear their words brought to life by actors.  The audience plays an important part by providing feedback for the playwright in the discussion that takes place after the staged reading.  Winning playwrights also receive detailed written critiques by professional theatre critics.

Comments from NMI Staff:

Submissions are accepted from April 1 through  June 30 to be considered for the following year.

The 2022 festival submission period is closed!

If you have any other questions regarding the Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival, please send an email directly to the New Works Literary Committee at:


CONTACT EMAIL: joblack@dslextreme.com
        Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival
        Jo Black
        5021 East Anaheim Street
        Long Beach, CA 90804
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