CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS: Stow Players Launches Emerging Playwright Reading Series

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CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS: Stow Players Launches Emerging Playwright Reading Series



To embody our commitment to developing new work by local voices, Stow Players is launching The Emerging Playwright Reading Series (EPRS).

EPRS is a new play development program, minimally staged with actors carrying scripts, allowing the audience to assist the playwright in fulfilling the play’s full potential.

The Emerging Playwright Reading Series will take place on various evenings throughout Stow Players’ season as schedules allow. The playwright, director and actors will have access to the theater the day prior to the audience presentation to ensure all technical needs can be met.

Unless otherwise noted, all performances begin at 8:00pm and take place at:

Stow Players
4238 Young Rd
Stow, Ohio 44224


EPRS is open to playwrights who currently live in Ohio and are willing to travel to Stow Players for the Staged Reading.

Submissions must be:

A. full-length
B. multiple one-acts or ten-minute plays that, when compiled, add up to a full-length. (No, the individual scripts do not have to be connected in any way)

Submissions must not have received a full production. Submissions that have received full productions, even if they have undergone significant post-production revisions, will not be considered.


Send an email to with a short description of your script as well as a little bit about yourself.

Attach script(s) as a .pdf. We believe in a blind selection process so do not include any identifying information on the script itself.



How many scripts will be chosen?
A. That depends on how many scripts are submitted and when the performance space can be made available.

When can I expect to be notified if my script is chosen?
A. Scripts will be read by at least two different people then passed along to our Production Committee for scheduling. We know what it’s like to be kept waiting, so we’ll do our best to shorten our process.

When will my Reading take place?
A. Stow Players’ season is from the end of October through the end of March. All staged readings will take place during that time.

I’m just a a playwright! Where can I find actors and a director?
A. There are multiple Northeast Ohio community theater oriented groups on Facebook. And you can always join the NEOPAL listserv.



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