National Queer Theater 2018 Fall Reading Series

National Queer Theater 2018 Fall Reading Series

Opportunity Status: 
Opportunity closes: 
July 19, 2018
One script per writer
Submit your play to the 2018 National Queer Theater New Play Reading Series, showcasing four new queer playwrights in September and October 2018 at Arts on Site in New York’s East Village.

The mission of National Queer Theater is to foster and support the work of LGBTQ communities through social justice in the performing arts.


For initial submissions, please submit a 10 page sample of a one act or full length play in PDF format. We are accepting blind copies only, please do not include your name in the script.

We are looking for plays which can be cast with 6 actors or less, doubling is fine.

Please include a 100 word synopsis.

Please submit plays which have not had a professional production or showcase in New York City.

We are seeking LGBTQ-identified playwrights of all backgrounds from anywhere in the United States or internationally writing work that touches on critical social or political issues. Queer writers of color, trans+ and nonbinary playwrights are especially encouraged to submit.

All selections are made by NQT’s artistic committee which will receive blind scripts.
Playwrights the committee are interested in will be asked to submit a full script and statement of interest. Selected playwrights will be paired with directors and invited to collaborate in the casting process.

The deadline to apply is July 19th 11:59pm EST.
No fee. Stipend provided for selected playwrights.

Submissions: Please submit your blind 10 page sample and 100 word synopsis to with your full name and play title in the subject line eg. ‘First Last- Title of Play- Fall Reading Series.’
This is a blind opportunity. Scripts will be considered on their own merits, without any access to personally identifying information about their authors.