Seeking new plays for production in 2009-2010

Virginia Premiere Theatre, a professional company in residence at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, VA, is seeking new, full-length plays to develop and produce. Play requirements: 7 or less characters. Not considering short one-acts, full-scale musicals or published plays. We are considering “pocket musicals” or plays with music. Playwright must be willing to refine script in proactive ensemble approach. We are particularly interested in plays from abroad.

Artistic considerations focus on plays of inherent social value, plays with a unique voice and plays with inherent theatricality. We prefer not to review plays that resemble television or film scripts.

Virginia Premiere Theatre believes in the vital importance of the playwright to the American Theatre and to the art form in general. We offer reasonable royalties and guarantees as generally defined by industry standards. Housing, transportation and some rehearsal reimbursement are usually available. Virginia Premiere Theatre makes no attempt to “participate” in future playwright royalties; however, we do ask for your best efforts to ensure future playbill and publication credit. Should a play achieve financial success, we ask that playwrights consider making a generous donation to the not-for-profit company that gave the play its first push into sunlight.

Please submit synopsis and letter of inquiry to:

Literary Manager

Virginia Premiere Theatre

6138 East River Road

Mobjack, VA 23056