cover art of The Reality Check Issue: A solemn playwright with a long, winding sweater sleeve that has small illustrations detailing the struggles of a writer.
Houston: Texas Playwrights Festival
Man sitting alone in a theatre
Photo by Dibakar Roy (Unsplash)

The Texas Playwrights Festival, produced by Wordsmyth Theater Company, is easily the best workshop opportunity in the state for playwrights willing to enter via blind submission process and lucky enough to be selected. Okay, I admit bias since I’m the Wordsmyth member who runs the call for submissions.

Sign In To Access This Article

Subscribe to gain full access to The Dramatist Issue Archive.

Join and become a Dramatists Guild Member, Business Subscriber or subscribe to the magazine with an annual plan for unlimited access.

Guild Members receive our magazine as a benefit of membership!

View Options


William R. Duell headshot
William R. Duell

is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a professional member of PEN America, a board member of Wordsmyth Theater Co., which promotes new works by playwrights from around the world, and an advisory board member of Fade to Black, Houston's first and only national play festival to showcase new works by Black playwrights.