Submissions Open for Red Bull Theater's Short New Play Festival
Craig Lucas (Photo by Bronwen Sharp) and Heather Raffo (Photo by Marvin Joseph)
Craig Lucas (Photo by Bronwen Sharp) and Heather Raffo (Photo by Marvin Joseph)

New York, NY Red Bull Theater has announced that submissions are now open for the 2023 Annual Short New Play Festival. Inspired by this year’s theme of Forbidden Love, six new ten-minute plays with heightened language and classic themes will be selected through an open submission process. The chosen plays will receive a staged reading and premiere alongside commissions from Craig Lucas and Heather Raffo. Selected playwrights will receive a commissioning fee of $400; travel reimbursement of up to $400 to attend the festival rehearsal and performance; will be consulted on choices for the shared ensemble cast; and will have final script approval. The festival is scheduled for Monday, June 26.

The submission deadline is Monday, April 3, at 12:00 pm EST. 

Please note: there is a $10 submission fee. For more information, visit Red Bull Theater’s website.

While the Dramatists Guild strives to vet all opportunities to ensure they are in line with industry standards, we encourage all of our members to review our Best Practices Guide for Contests and Festivals to fully understand your rights when considering submitting to any opportunity.