Regional Writers Showcase

Geva Theatre Center and Writers & Books once again will partner to deliver the Regional Writers Showcase, an exciting opportunity for regional playwrights to bring their works to local audiences. You’re encouraged to participate!  Please read on for details.

Program Overview

Unlike most competitions, the Showcase has very few rules, no tangible prizes, and no clear winners and losers. Instead, our purpose is to give promising regional writers a rare opportunity to hear their work aloud and thereby gain the information they need to take their scripts to the next level of development. We aim to feature as many noteworthy new works as time and money will allow.

Submission Guidelines

• Submission Dates: January 1 – 31, 2020, 11:59 pm 

• Submission  Portal:

• Eligible Manuscripts: Full-length and one-act plays written by playwrights who live, or formerly lived, in the six-county area of Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Genesee, and Orleans, NY. Plays submitted in past years may be resubmitted if significant work has been done on the script.

• Restrictions: Please do not submit musicals or more than two scripts.

Selection Panel

Geva Theatre Center and Writers & Books Staff

Significant Dates

• January 31, 2020: Final day to submit

• April 6, 2020: Selected playwrights notified

• April 27 and May 4, 2020: Developmental readings by professional actors at Geva Theatre

Please Note Selected playwrights must be available to attend the reading and rehearsal for the reading.


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