Submit Your Play
A Taste of Theater strives to be the voice of a diverse theatre community. Plays submitted to A Taste of Theatre should be an original work.
Submissions ending on

Festival date is
October 6-7, 2017

Submission Rules
  1. We are only taking electronic submissions at this time. If you would strongly prefer a physical submission, please mail it to P.O. Box 81325, Chicago, IL 60608.
  2. You must own all materials within your script or permission.
  3. All plays must have a clear, consistent format that is easily readable.
  4. Please indicate if your play contains strong language, violence or nudity. We will need to announce this prior to your performance to maintain our focus of "family friendly" entertainment.
After Submitting
  1. Once the committee has reviewed the play, we will notify playwrights if their work has been accepted or not via e-mail letter.
  2. Playwrights will have 10 days from the date of an acceptance email to submit the fee of $199.00.
  3. Once playwrights submit their fees, a contract will be emailed to them to be signed, scanned and returned via email.
  4. Playwrights must attend a technical rehearsal on Thursday evening prior to the play in order to practice light and sound cues.
  5. Playwrights will receive a diagram of the stage layout. Playwrights will indicate on the diagram where props should be placed. This form is due by September 30th via email.
  6. Playwrights and cast must arrive at the venue 90 mintues before the 6:30pm showtime.
  7. Submit a picture for the play for addition to the website and promotional literature.
The benefits for the submission
  1. Playwrights have 25 minutes to showcase their play.
  2. Playwrights are alloted five minutes to share their writing experience with the audience.
  3. Playwrights who have upcoming productions of their entire play, may be provided a table to sell their performance tickets.
  4. Playwrights are given free access to A Taste Of Theatre workshop with theatre Professionals and Acting With The Stars Competition.
  5. Playwrights have free admission to both nights of the performances.
  6. Playwrights' cast receives free access to the event the one night of their performance.
  7. Playrwrights and their participating cast members are given 1 year free access to A Taste of Theater software.
  8. Playwrights are interviewed on a nationally televised cable access TV show called A Taste Of Theater.
  9. Playwrights have networking opportunities with other theatre professionals.
  10. Playwrights have access to a selected group of props at the venue.
  11. Playwrights are provided email addresses of the current audience participants who have voted.
  12. Playwrights' cast members are elgible for discounted tickets to attend the workshop and/or Acting With The Stars Competition.
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