August Wilson New Play Initiative
Congo Square’s production plan for The August Wilson New Play Initiative consists of four plays which will be selected each year for a 40-hour workshop and public reading.
Congo Square is interested in full-length plays, translations, adaptations, musicals and performance art.
We request plays with no previous production history.
Congo Square will only consider independent submissions to The August Wilson New Play Initiative .
We do not accept unsolicited scripts for consideration for our seasons.
Plays may be submitted through a literary agent or accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a theater professional (i.e. an artistic director or literary manager at a professional theater).
For The August Wilson New Play Initiative, Congo Square accepts independent submissions that include the following:
Relevant production info/readings/history/Playwright resume
Full copy of script as a Word document or .Pdf
$15 submission fee
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Electronic Submission (PREFERRED)
Please send submissions in Word or .Pdf format to:
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Please mail a hard copy of your script along with a check, cash or money order in the amount of $15 to:
Congo Square Theatre Company
4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
If you would like your script returned after our review - please include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Submissions are accepted: August 15 – November 15.
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