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New Submissions Window: July 15 - August 15


THE SUBMISSIONS WINDOW FOR THIS YEAR HAS CLOSED

New Dramatists continues to revise its admissions process and guidelines accordingly. Please read all the information on this page and for more detailed information download the “Admissions Guidelines” and “Application Information” documents below. If you have any questions, please email us.

•Admissions process is completely paperless
•Applicants apply through a module on our website

2013 Admissions Procedural Changes:
•The new submission window is July 15-August 15
•Upload a stand-alone Title page for each play with your full name and contact information
Every script page must include the play's title. Your name and any other identifying information must not appear on any script page.
Do not submit a Special Thanks Page or any other supplemental material with identifying information
Do not submit Recommendation Letters
•Submit a one page “Letter of Intent” answering the following prompts: New Dramatists was founded on the premise that writers are each other’s greatest resource. If granted a New Dramatists Residency, how would you actively engage with the community of writers?

To begin your application, click on the “Begin Application” button below. (If you applied last year, you will need to create a new admissions applicant account.) You will be asked to create a username and enter your email address. Once you have clicked “Submit,” you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in. From this point forward, you will be guided through a simple process collecting all of your admissions materials in seven easy steps:

1. Log in. You will be asked to confirm you are a US Citizen, or that you have permanent INS work authorization.

2. Fill in your full name, address, and phone number.

3. Type or copy your "Letter of Intent" directly into the text field.

4. Upload your bio, resume, or CV; or copy your bio directly into the text field.

5. Upload a stand-alone Title Page for each play with your full name and contact information

6. Upload Two Full-Length Works (Plays and/or Books to Musicals) (The following files may be used: txt, pdf, doc, docx, rtf).

7. Review your application, and click “Submit Your Application” to complete the process. You will receive an email confirming your application has been received.

You may save your application at any point and return to it later before submitting. Once the application window closes at 11:59 (EST) p.m. on August 15, you may not alter your application in any way.

If you have any questions, please email us.

 

Downloads

How To Apply

Admissions Town Hall Meeting

On July 2, 2013 New Dramatists held our annual Admissions Town Hall Meeting on HowlRound TV. Here is the full video archive with lots of great information from Artistic Director Todd London, Director of Artistic Development Emily Morse, Director of the Playwrights' Lab John Steber and alumni playwright Edwin Sanchez.

You can also view all of the collected tweets from the meeting - including many great quotes and nuggets of information - in our compiled Storify by clicking here.

Watch live streaming video from newplay at livestream.com

Please Remember

•Upload a stand-alone Title Page for each play with your full name and contact information

Every script page must include the play’s title. Your name and any other identifying information must not appear on any script page. If these guidelines are not followed, we will not be able to process your application.

Do not submit a Special Thanks Page or any other supplemental material with identifying information

•The question prompts have changed this year. Refer to “What to submit?”