submit your script
A letter from the Artistic Director to Submitting Playwrights
Thank you for your interest in submitting work to Parity Productions.
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We believe the next great play can come from anywhere; we read all submissions and make no judgments based on a playwright’s education or representation.
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Please see the steps below on how to submit your work. We look forward to reading it.
Founder & Artistic Director
Submitting Your Script
When to Submit
Please note that Parity Productions is not currently accepting scripts. Script submissions reopened on December 1, 2017 and will close at the end of 5 weeks (January 5, 2018) or when we reach 500 submissions.
How to Submit
When submissions reopen, you may submit your script using a form at the bottom of this page. It is requested that all playwrights submit two full-length plays. Please indicate in the form which play you are submitting for Commission/production consideration and which play you are submitting as a writing sample. If two plays have not been completed, then playwrights can submit one full-length play and no fewer than 25 pages of a second play (or alternate form of fiction writing) as a minimum requirement for submission.
Is this how I submit to The Parity Commission?
The Parity Commission for Women and Transgender Playwrights is open to all women and transgender playwrights. All scripts submitted to us by women and transgender playwrights during our submission period and that fit the requirements outlined below will also be considered for The Commission, but there is no direct application for it. We award The Parity Commission to women and transgender playwrights that we have become familiar with through their submissions and subsequent meetings and interactions with us or other performances of their work. Script submissions reopened on December 1, 2017 and will close at the end of 5 weeks (January 5, 2018) or when we reach 500 submissions.
Any work that is submitted for The Commission must be new and previously unproduced in a professional production capacity (both Equity and non-Equity). Submitted plays that have been previously produced will be disqualified automatically. However, works that have been read or workshopped may be submitted.
All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Your script must be neat and formatted to industry standard (e.g., Sam French, Dramatists Guild, or Final Draft format). Do not put the play title or your name on any page but the title page. Submissions with title or playwright name on any page but the title page will not be read.
What happens after submission?
Once a submission is received, any information as to the playwright's identity will be removed so that the literary team can "blind" read.
What happens if my work is selected?
Playwrights whose work we want to develop or produce will be contacted by Parity Productions directly.