Signature Theatre Now Accepting New Play Submissions for SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS

Signature Theatre will proceed its dedication to new work by presenting the seventh annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. Now beneath the management of not too long ago appointed Director of Artistic Development Anika Chapin, this initiative highlights and helps the work of DMV playwrights and is a chance for playwrights, actors, administrators, designers, and patrons to discover new performs in a enjoyable and casual setting.

Signature Theatre is accepting submissions for unique and unpublished full-length performs (no musicals) from now via August 15, 2022. Playwrights should at present reside in Virginia, Maryland or DC. Only one submission per playwright. Plays which were professionally produced or printed aren’t eligible. Plays will not be beneath possibility, commissioned, or scheduled for skilled manufacturing on the time of submission.


Interested playwrights should submit a single PDF doc and add to Dropbox ( with the next file title format:

NameOfPlay_AuthorLastName.pdf – for instance: GreatestPlayEver_Jones.pdf

And embody the next data throughout the pdf:

Author’s full contact data: title, metropolis & state of residence, e mail tackle, telephone quantity
A synopsis of the play
A transparent forged/character breakdown
Development historical past of the play (workshops, readings, and many others, if relevant)
Short writer biography
A perusal copy of the total play
Submission deadline: August 15, 2022

Playwrights whose scripts are chosen may have the chance to rehearse their performs with skilled actors and a director the day of the studying at Signature Theatre. A full record of the chosen performs can be launched later this summer season.

New Work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan.


SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series has highlighted the work of DC space playwright’s together with Alona Bach, Bob Bartlett, Mardee Bennett, Audrey Cefaly, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, Jarrin Davis, Annalisa Dias, Christine Evans, Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Olivia Luzquinos, Heather McDonald, Vaughn Ryan Midder, Tuyet Thi Pham, Rahima R. Rice, Andrew Rosendorf, Will Snider, Dani Stoller, and Michael Trottier. Four performs on Signature’s mainstage collection have been developed as a part of the Sigworks program together with The Gulf by Audrey Cefaly, 4,380 Nights by Annalisa Dias, Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Heather McDonald, and Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes by Dani Stoller.


Signature Theatre is a Tony Award®-winning regional theater that broadens and brightens the area’s cultural panorama with its daring productions of difficult new and established works and fascinating training and outreach applications. Founded in 1989 by Eric Schaeffer and Donna Migliaccio, and at present beneath the management of Managing Director Maggie Boland and Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, musical theater is Signature’s “signature,” and the Theatre is famend for its definitive Sondheim productions, ingenious diversifications of missed or forgotten works, and funding in recent new tasks. Signature combines Broadway-caliber productions with intimate taking part in areas and goals to be a number one power in U.S. musical theater.

Since its inception, the Theatre has produced 60 world premiere works-including 19 new musical commissions. Signature opens its doorways to greater than 100,000 individuals yearly from the Washington, DC area and past and reaches greater than 10,000 college students yearly via its modern education schemes, together with the award-winning initiative Signature within the Schools. Signature has received 134 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence within the Washington, DC area’s skilled theater and has been honored with 452 nominations.

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