2017 Chicago New Work Festival
2017 Chicago New Work Festival Submission
Three Cat Productions is accepting new play and new musical submissions for the 2017 Chicago New Work Festival AND the Next Draft series. Full-length, never produced plays written by playwrights who currently live in the Chicago area may be submitted for consideration between July 31 and September 30, 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the submission process for both the Chicago New Work Festival and the Next Draft Series. You may be selected for one but not both in a calendar year.
There is a nonrefundable submission fee of $15, which supports the cost of the festival. Submitting playwrights will receive a free ticket to the festival’s opening celebration.
Eight playwrights will be invited to participate in the 2017 Chicago New Work Festival based on their submissions. Ten playwrights will be invited to participate in the 2017 Next Draft Series.
The Chicago New Work Festival is development oriented. Each invited playwright will be paired with a director, and the playwright-director team will be assigned a week of the festival to workshop the play, with a staged reading at the end of the week. The 2016 festival will be held from Jan. 9 to Feb. 4, 2017 at the Berger Park Coach House Theater.
Artistic Director, Three Cat Productions
Phone: (312) 970-9840
We invite unrepresented playwrights in the Chicagoland area to submit. A submission should consist of a brief bio, short synopsis and the full script. Please have all submissions in PDF form. There is a nonrefundable submission fee of $15, which supports the cost of the festival. All submitting playwrights will receive a free ticket to the festival’s opening celebration.
Things to Consider
Three Cat Productions uses this submission process to explore possible productions for our mainstage season. We are looking for small plays/musicals with big ideas. We are open to type (musical, drama, comedy, fantasy, realism, magical realism). Our mainstage season is structured with places that are trying to communicate some type of big or new idea. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us.