We do not accept unsolicited scripts at this time.
The new works we have produced have very specific limitations of time and space.
We do produce new works through our Driveway Theatre– 30 minute, 2 person plays. Sign up for our mailing list, follow us on Facebook, and keep an eye on this space for when we are looking for pitch ideas. *CURRENTLY ACCEPTING PITCH IDEAS. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS*
We wish you the best of luck getting your work produced. We believe in stories, and hope you find a home to tell yours.
**Submit a PITCH IDEA for our 2022 season of Driveway Theatre
Chosen playwrights will write a 30 minute, 2 person play, and commit to developing the script with Open Book Theatre staff, director, and hired performers. Chosen playwrights will be given a stipend of $400.
We will be looking to develop and present TWO plays this summer running mid June through Labor Day.
Shows are performed outdoors for small gatherings, usually in driveways or backyards, but we have also performed in parking lots, parks, and the green spaces of retirement communities. Scripts need to be appropriate for all ages and able to be performed without any tech (lights, sound, amplification) or scenery and with minimal props. Actor’s “costumes” will be either reasonable street clothes, or pieces that can be put on and removed over base clothing in public spaces. There is no “backstage.
Actors are seen by the audience before and after the show, so the show could incorporate some sort of introductory beginning and ending (think about the shows at a Renaissance festival and how the performers introduce and close the shows). High energy, comedic shows with heart play well.
Playwrights may pitch more than one idea. openbooktheatrecompany@
Playwrights who are new to Open Book should include a resume and 2 writing samples of 5-10 pages each.(playwrights who have worked with OBTC before, we already have these on file, although if you’d like to submit an updated resume or writing sample you are welcome to)