Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival seeks submissions for New Plays Workshop


Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival seeks submissions for New Plays Workshop

Pablo Center at the Confluence works to educate and explore William Shakespeare’s writing through the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival to be presented throughout the Summer of 2023.

As an integral part of this new festival, Pablo Center is proud to introduce Improbable Fiction: A New Works series. Playwrights from across the region and country are invited to submit one-act plays in one of three categories: “Young Voices” (for writers ages 16-24), “Diverse Perspectives (for writers who identify as BIPOC), or “Shakes-pired” (for works inspired by or an homage to Shakespeare and his plays). Through a blind adjudication process, the festival will select three playwrights to showcase their talent and creative writing through the workshop and provide a stipend of $1,500 for each script selected.

Each selected play will be assigned a director, stage manager, actors, and dramaturg and/or writing coach, and be workshopped in collaboration with the playwright over the summer months, culminating in a public performance.

Submissions require no entry fee and must be submitted by May 1, 2023 - submissions are online-only, available through the following website: bit.ly/WSFimprobablefiction2023. For more information on the guidelines and categories, visit the Pablo Center’s website or email the Festival at wsf@pablocenter.org with the subject line, “NEW WORKS QUESTIONS.”

About Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival: The Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival believes in the power of words and the stories they tell. Our exuberant celebration of brilliant theatre seeks to ignite a spark to empower and inspire artists, as well as enlighten and connect audiences and the community. Our inaugural season will feature a mainstage production, a new works series, a young artists’ troupe, educational programs, and more.

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