Play Submissions in NY: Cimientos 2023 | IATI Theater

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From June 1st to June 30th, 2022, IATI Theater is accepting scripts for its 2023 Cimientos Season. Submissions are only accepted through the electronic form on its website. Make sure to read guidelines before completing submission form.

IATI Theater's Play Development Program, Cimientos, provides playwrights the opportunity to develop new, never-before produced plays through a community of cutting-edge theater artists. Through playwriting workshops and staged readings, Cimientos amplifies as clearly as possible the voice of the creational author who lays the foundations from which a dramatic work is conceived. Like IATI Theater, Cimientos, is committed to supporting playwrights and works that push conventions and explore the avant-garde. We recognize, however, that what is different and innovative is not always what is unconventional and therefore, we do not discriminate against naturalistic works.

Submission Guidelines:
There is no submission fee.
Submissions that do not adhere to the following guidelines will not be reviewed.

The online form is the only method of submission. No submission will be accepted via email. Once submitted, no changes can be done. The button below will be active during June.

This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in feedback from a New York audience.

The playwright must commit to take part in the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) meetings, either in person or video conference. The PPP will meet for ten (10) consecutive weeks.

The playwright must commit to participate in their post-reading talk-back, either in person or video conference.

Applicant must be the original creator of the submitted work and sole owner of its rights. By submitting their work, applicants grant IATI Theater and its collaborators permission to use the submitted material for the Cimientos Program.

The submission must be a completed, new, full-length play that has not had a previous professional production. If the play has undergone a workshop, staged reading or development of any kind, the playwright must state so on the online form.

Submissions must be non-published work. Published plays in any format are not acceptable.

Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.

Scripts must be between 45–90 minutes in length.

The play must have 5 actors or less. Plays that have more than 5 characters and do not provide a clear and stageable double-role explanation will not be reviewed. It must be clearly expressed on the online form.

The author's name(s) should not appear anywhere within the script, any authorship information must not be visible in the play document. Cimientos reads submissions 'blind', in an effort to let the quality of the work speak for itself and to keep our judging process as equitable as possible.

All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Other formats will not be accepted.

Submissions for the 2023 Season will only be accepted from June 1 to June 30, 2022.


Artists: Guillermo Severiche

Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Venue: IATI Theater|-IATI-Theater

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