Equity Library Theatre Chicago Equity Library Theatre Chicag

Equity Library Theatre Chicago is seeking submissions of new, full length plays for a 2017 Staged Reading. One script will be selected and produced as a staged reading with an experienced director and an all Equity cast; the playwright will also be awarded $300.

Because this will be part of our ongoing All Access Reading Series, in addition to overall excellence, ELT will give preference to plays with protagonists who are women, people of color, LGBTQ, and/or disabled.

Plays previously selected and performed as part of All Access are COME BACK, by Neil Haven; THE UDMURTS, by David Zellnik; FLYING, by Sheila Cowley; and THE NAMES, by Paul Lewis.

You may submit scripts via email, as a PDF or Word document, with the play’s title in the subject line to ELTChicago@gmail.com June 1-June 30, 2017. Please include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, development history, and contact information. PLEASE NOTE: We will accept scripts that have been submitted in past years. No submission fee.


Equity Library Theatre is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible. 


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