So we do these events about 6 times a year and they are so much fun.  We offer Playwright/Producers from the Tri-State Area an opportunity to bring their 11- 25 minute play production to life on our stage on 42nd St.  We supply the tech support and run and manage the show. The Playwright/Producers bring in the short play production.  We offer a short tech rehearsal and then a FULL DRESS REHEARSAL with the other short plays performing in your performance series.

This is an opportunity to try something out that you are working on! Or an opportunity to develop a short play by seeing what happens in live performance.  And this is just a great opportunity to have GREAT theatrical fun!  

I love these events more than anything else we do here at Manhattan Rep for they are solely about THE WORK just to do the work.  It is not about winning a big prize!  It is about creating and sharing your work/craft/Art on 42nd St.

To submit your (11 - 25 minute) new, never-produced before short play production (Cast, directed, and ready to be performed in April) please email us:

The complete play,

a synopsis of the play,

the running time of the play,

the set and lighting requirements, 

the play's history (readings if any, when it was written)

your mailing address,

and a creative team leader contact email address to:

by April 4, 2016 at Midnight.


Please put “THE APRIL EVENT" in the subject heading.

1 act play productions will be considered on a first - come first-served basis. 

(The earlier you submit, the better your chances of being accepted.)  If we fill up all production slots early on, we will end submissions earlier than April 4, 2016. Once submitted, we will get back to you within one week as to your acceptance. Again, there are no Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees of any kind.


If you have any questions about THE APRIL EVENT 2016,  

please drop us a line at: