Submit Your Script

Broad Horizons Theatre Company welcomes submissions of unpublished plays--including original works, adaptations, or translations--with casts requiring up to five actors. Selected scripts will undergo a developmental process, which includes:

  • rehearsals and reading performed for invited audiences in New York City

  • casting by New York-based casting director

  • helpful feedback delivered through moderated conversations with audiences

  • one-on-one conferrals with director

  • travel stipend and housing provided for playwrights living beyond commuting distance from city

Writers must be able and willing to engage fully in developmental process:

  • traveling to New York City for the entirety of the rehearsals and performances

  • engaging fully with actors and directors in rehearsals

  • exercising willingness in considering re-writing parts of the script in response to discussions, and

  • taking part in a short discussion, moderated by the director or the producer, with invited audience members.

Submission deadline is September 15 each year. Rehearsals and reading will take place in New York City. Plays submitted now will be considered for a reading in 2021. To learn about our next reading, which is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2019, please click on "News" in the site menu, below.

Writers interested in participating should attach a PDF of their scripts to an e-mail addressed and sent to In the text of the e-mail, the following information should be included:

  • working title

  • writer's name and e-mail address

  • a brief summary of no more than 250 words of the arc of the play

  • if applicable, a brief developmental history of the script

There is an administrative fee of $15 per submission, which should be paid at the time of submission. Payments can be made using your credit card via PayPal.