submit your script
Parity Productions is not accepting scripts at this time. Our next submission period is slated to open in October 2019. Thank you to everyone who submitted!
A letter from the Artistic Director to Submitting Playwrights
Thank you for your interest in submitting work to Parity Productions.
To best protect your script, we encourage all playwrights to register their scripts with copyright.gov before submission. Please go to http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
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
Parity Productions will announce our next submission period, projected for October 2019, in an e-blast and on social media. Join our mailing list to stay up to date.
How to Submit
You may submit your script using a form at the bottom of this page when submissions reopen. 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.
There is no fee to submit a script to Parity Productions.
The Parity Commission is open to all women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) playwrights. All scripts submitted to us by women and TGNC playwrights during our submission period and that fit the requirements outlined below will automatically be considered for The Parity Commission.
Any work that is submitted to Parity must adhere to these submission criteria:
(1) Plays submitted for consideration must be new and may not have had a previous professional production (either Equity or non-Equity). Submitted plays that have been previously produced will not be read. However, works that have had readings or workshops may be submitted.
(2) 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).
(3) 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.
(4) If you have submitted a particular play to us before, resubmission is welcome. We encourage you, however, to have evolved the piece in between submission periods.
What happens after I submit?
Once a submission is received, any information as to the playwright's identity will be removed so that the literary team can "blind" read all scripts.
What happens if my work is selected?
You will be contacted by Parity Productions directly.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.