Theatre Kalamazoo, the consortium of Kalamazoo theatres, is now accepting one-act and 10-minute plays and radio plays by Kalamazoo County residents for the 10th Annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Playfest to be held in February 2020.

We welcome first-time writers of ALL AGES and first-draft scripts!


Up to 8 plays will be produced by one Kalamazoo theatre and presented as public staged reading during the festival.  Participating playwrights will also receive a stipend.


1. Complete the submission form at:

  • Then submit the script in pdf format, attached to an email sent here.

  • Include in the email subject heading: "Theatre K New Playfest Submission" and the category the play should be considered for (one-act or ten-minute).

  • Please omit identifying information (author's name, address, etc.) on the title page or the body of the play. 

2. Interested playwrights must be residents of Kalamazoo County and can be any age.

3. Playwrights may submit one-act plays (11-40 pages) and ten-minute plays (up to 10 pages), but may only submit one play in each category (up to two plays total).

4.  The scripts must be in standard play format (for standardizing the play format, click here). We also encourage the submission of new radio plays, which should follow the appropriate format for radio theatre.


Selected plays will be announced by early September.

Playwrights are encouraged to attend all the rehearsals leading up to readings so they can develop their script with the theatre company-and attend the public staged-reading!


The deadline for submissions June 15, 2019 (no late submissions will be accepted).

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