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Script Submissions

Theater J produces five full-length plays each season in our 236-seat proscenium theater. Each season includes plays by both emerging and established writers that celebrate, wrestle with, or explore issues of Jewish religion, history, and culture. We have a special interest in plays that fit our mission written by artists who have historically been underrepresented in Jewish theater, including women and artists of color, as well as plays which feature the stories of racially and ethnically diverse Jews. We also produce an annual Yiddish Theater Lab series featuring English-language readings and workshops of work from or inspired by the Yiddish Theater canon.

Theater J accepts unsolicited script submissions that celebrate, wrestle with, or explore issues of Jewish religion, history, and culture. Scripts that fall into one of the below categories should be submitted to Please indicate in your email heading under which category your submission is eligible.

  1. Plays submitted by agents.
  2. Plays written by Israeli artists that have received or are scheduled to receive full productions in Israel;
  3. Plays written by playwrights who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC);
  4. English-language translations or adaptations of plays from the Yiddish Theater canon;

Due to the volume of scripts we receive and our desire to respond to playwrights with care and promptness, Theater J is unable to accept any other unsolicited submissions of new work. This includes letters of inquiry, synopses, and dialogue samples.

Theater J also accepts submissions for the Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize (for established playwrights) or the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize (for emerging women playwrights). For information on eligibility criteria and submission guidelines for either prize, please visit the New Jewish Play Prizes webpage.

Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It may also be helpful look at our current and past programming to get a better understanding of our producing interests.