New Playwrights Platform


Thank you for your interest in Stage Right Productions Playwrights Platform. 

General Guidelines

·  We accept unsolicited manuscripts that meet the parameters defined in these guidelines.   Start the submission process by contact David DaCosta at 541-678-0313, or mailing your manuscripts to 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend OR 97701, ATT: Playwrights Platform.

·  We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 60 and 90 minutes.

·  We favor plays and musicals with ensemble casts.

·  Plays with elaborate set, costume or technical requirements will receive extra consideration.  Pictures, sketches or descriptions of your vision are always helpful.

·  We recommend your submissions have had at least one reading, but not required  We feel this fundamental field test is necessary before a play can be considered for competition.

·  Manuscripts must be computer-printed in dark ink.  We do not require specific formatting.  However, your efforts to ensure your script is free of misspellings and typos will help the submissions editor.

·  Multiple submissions are accepted.  

Submission Requirements

Please be patient.  Queries will be answered within approximately one week.  Manuscripts chosen for the Platform event will be notified no later than JULY 26TH, 2013.

The following information must accompany your submission or query:

·  100-200 word synopsis.

·  Cast list that indicates the number of female roles, the number of male roles and the number of roles that can be performed by either gender.  We do not accept one-person shows.

·  Approximate Running time.

·  CD and/or score for musicals.  We appreciate the opportunity to hear the music, if possible.

·  Set design(s).  Please feel free to provide diagrams and/or pictures.

·  If applicable, proof of production or staged reading (i.e., review, program, etc.)

·  Age of intended audience.

·  A self-addressed envelope of sufficient size with appropriate postage for the return of your materials.  We will NOT return manuscripts or accompanying material if this is not included.

·  Cover letter and/or resume.

Please send your query or manuscript and accompanying information to:

2nd Street Theater/Stage Right Productions

Attn: Playwrights Platform

220 NE Lafayette Ave.

Bend, OR 97701

You may also email us your .txt, .doc or .pdf files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our Mission: To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theater markets, Stage Right Productions is proud to sponsor the 1st annual 2nd Street Theater Playwrights Platform.

This is an ongoing contest, with a minimum of 3 submissions selected by a panel to be showcased at the Playwrights Platform scheduled for October 4th and 5th, 2013.   The Platform will consist of scene selection(s) from the selected manuscripts, produced in Black Box format.  The panel of selected reviewers, along with audience members, will vote to select a Platform winner.  The winning manuscript will be fully produced by Stage Right Productions and 2nd Street Theater May 2nd-11th, 2014. Panel reviewers for the 2013-14 Platform are Cricket Daniel, Brad Ruder, Derek Sitter, Jim Crowell and Juliah Rae.

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