Submit a Play to the 2018 New Voices Young Playwrights Contest

The clock is ticking! October 31, 2017 is the deadline to submit your original ten-minute play to the 2018 New Voices Young Playwrights Contest. Eight winners will be fully produced in the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival in April of 2018.

How to Submit a Play

  • 1. Please read the official Contest Guidelines before submitting a play: Contest Guidelines
  • 2. Fill out your cover sheet online by visiting http://tinyurl.com/NewVoicesContestCoversheet1718, or, if submitting your play via snail mail, print and fill out the cover sheet on page three of the Contest Guidelines and send it in with your play. Plays without a cover sheet will not be accepted to the contest. 
  • 3. Send in your play via email or snail mail at the following addresses:

Email .PDF or Microsoft Word Scripts to: NewVoices@ActorsTheatre.org

Share GoogleDocs Scripts with: NewVoicesContest@gmail.com

Snail Mail scripts to:
Actors Theatre of Louisville
c/o Jane B. Jones
316 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Questions? Email Jane Jones


Stumped or Stuck?

Stumped or stuck? Why not take a look at our tips for young writers? The Art of the Ten-Minute Play

Check out past New Voices Young Playwrights Festival productions by year on Actors Theatre’s YouTube Channel.

We’re also happy to send you some sample plays to jog your imagination. Please email Jane Jones.

Missed the deadline?  Send us your play anyway!  We’ll automatically enter it into next year’s contest.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Need more information?


Please email NewVoices@ActorsTheatre.org with your requests.

For information on the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival 2016, CLICK HERE.

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Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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