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New Plays Initiative
The New Plays Initiative hopes to inspire characters and stories that will, one day, enter into the collective conscious of our American experience. Tracy Lord from The Philadelphia Story was a character in a new play once upon a time, and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, Clybourne Park, went through extensive workshoping before it had its premiere at Playwrights Horizons.
Established in 2008, Pioneer Theatre Company's New Plays Initiative commissions, develops and produces new work by some of the most talented theatre artists currently working in America. We are interested in work from playwrights at all stages in their careers, from those who are just beginning to make their way in the field to those who are already firmly established. Our works may give rise to the next Hugh Jackman, Kevin Spacey, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stockard Channing and Christine Baranski.
We currently consider plays in every genre.
L-R: Daniel Morgan Shelley, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Karl Miller, Find and Sign. 2012
Productions to date:
Bess Wohl’s Touch(ed) (World Premiere as part of the 2009-2010 Season)
Bess Wohl’s In (World Premiere as part of the 2010-2011 Season)
Wendy MacLeod’s Find and Sign (World Premiere as part of the 2011-2012 Season)
Developmental readings/workshops to date:
Brooke Berman’s Out of the Water
Kyle Jarrow’s The List
Bess Wohl’s Barcelona
Dan O’Brien’s The Body of an American
Dominique Serrand and Steve Epp's Invisible to the Eye: Looking for the Little Prince
Currently under commission:
L-R: Alex Podulke, Jennifer Joan Thompson, Touch(ed), 2010
Pioneer Theatre Company accepts original full-length unproduced plays. PTC accepts submissions only from agents, or from playwrights and theatre artists with whom we have an existing professional relationship. Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to accept scripts not submitted by an agent and such submissions will either be recycled or (if an SASE is enclosed) returned unread. Submitted scripts should be addressed to:
New Play Initiative
Pioneer Theatre Company
300 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City UT 84112