Applications for the 2012-13 PlayGround Writers Pool are being accepted, now through August 31, 2012. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, and from which are selected the seven plays and playwrights for each year's Best of PlayGround Festival. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.
To apply for a place in the 2012-13 writers pool, playwrights must submit a maximum ten-page double-spaced script (previously produced and unproduced scripts eligible) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as an MS Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Applications must be received by Midnight Friday, August 31, 2012. The script must have the playwright's name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page of the script. Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. Writers featured in a Best of PlayGround Festival since 2008 need not submit a script but must send an email confirming interest in being in the pool by the deadline. Women and playwrights of color encouraged to apply.
To view sample script formats, click the link(s) below.
Submission Format #1
Submission Format #2
To be eligible, writers must reside within the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area and cannot have had a full production at any LORT theatre.
Announcement & Pool Requirements
The 2012-13 PlayGround Writers Pool of thirty-six emerging professional playwrights will be announced at the PlayGround Season Kick-Off on Monday, September 24, 2012 (selected writers must attend a mandatory company meeting at 6pm that evening). Selected writers must commit to submitting for at least five of the six Monday Night PlayGrounds in any season. The submission of a script to Monday Night PlayGround grants PlayGround the exclusive option to stage the play as part of the Monday Night PlayGround and, should it be so selected, to present the world premiere as part of The Best of PlayGround Festival and publish the script in the "Best of PlayGround" anthology. Upon publication, PlayGround serves as the exclusive licensor for English language stock and amateur rights in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information on how to apply to be in the Monday Night writers pool, send us an email.