Capital Rep Accepting Submissions from Playwrights Aged 19-25 for the NextGen Reading Event

Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY

Next Act! New Play Summit 9

Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP) is now accepting submissions for the NextGen Reading Event, for playwrights aged 19-25, for the Ninth Annual NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT.

The submission process for the NextGen Reading will open on Monday March 9, 2020 and close on Friday April 9, 2020!

NEXT ACT!, now in its ninth year, is an expansion of theREP?s commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley?s rich diverse populations. Next Act! New Play Summit 9 will take place June 5-8, 2020. In addition to the NextGen Reading, NEXT ACT! Includes readings of four never-before produced full-length plays; New Voices Event, which features readings of the five winning scripts from theREP?s local Young Playwright Contest. (For info on the Young Playwright Contest please visit:

NEXTGEN READING: theREP is looking for scripts that use theatre to address injustices, inequities, and cultural collisions, providing a voice for the unheard on stage, in the workplace, the Capital Region and beyond. Scripts that engage art and social justice.

Accepting short (30minutes or less) plays only.

(No Musicals.)

Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged.

Comedy and Drama welcome!


Playwrights must be 19-25 years old at the time of submission.

Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.)

Plays previously submitted to Next Act will not be considered.

Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Time Frame: Monday March 9, 2020

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY ? Friday April 10, 2020


Playwrights should submit a short one-paragraph synopsis ? that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending ? followed by the script.

Email your submission to with NextGen SUBMISSION – TITLE in the subject line.

In the body of the email please include playwright?s age to verify they qualify for the NextGen Reading.

Electronic submissions only.


Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified in May 2020.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

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