UPDATE March 2021: OCT has paused our open script submission policy as we focus our energies and limited staff resources on other needs during the COVID-19 crisis. We will reopen submissions as soon as we are able but cannot currently offer a timeline. Please check this page for future updates.
If you are interested in submitting in the future, please see the guidelines below. ---------------- Oregon Contemporary Theatre accepts script submissions from both playwrights and agents. While taste is ultimately subjective, here are some guidelines that may help determine whether your play is right for us:
- As a general rule, we do not currently produce children's theatre, screenplays, one-acts shorter than 90 minutes (full-length plays without intermission are accepted), or collections of one-act plays.
- OCT is looking for scripts that fit our mission. We are eager to produce bold works that challenge and inspire our community, encourage dialogue, and support positive change. We encourage you to explore our current and past seasons to give you an indication of the quality of works we are looking for.
- OCT also looks for scripts that fit well with our resources. As such, we respond well to works that will play well in an intimate, 3/4-thrust setting, with casts of 10 or fewer. However, your script will not be denied for having more than 10 characters.
PLEASE NOTE: Only materials that fit these submission guidelines will be reviewed, due to the quantity of submissions received and limited staff resources.
Submissions should only include the following, ALL AS PDF FILE(S) (may be condensed into a single PDF):
*A 10-page sample of the playwright's work (If a sample strikes as a possible fit for OCT, we will contact you to request a full manuscript.)
Production/development history of the script
A clear cast breakdown
A brief plot synopsis
A brief playwright's biography
All content submitted should be PDF(s); please do not include this content in the body of your email. We are not accepting Word, Final Draft or similar files at this time, nor are we accepting hard copy submissions.
- OCT is an active associate member of the
National New Play Network. Please be sure to note if you have participated before in an NNPN showcase reading, Rolling World Premiere, or other NNPN program.
Questions and submissions should be emailed to Associate Producer Tara Wibrew:
Tara@octheatre.org with the subject line Script Submission.
We have a small staff and endeavor to respond within 90 days of your submission, should we desire additional pages. OCT is invested in the development and longevity of playwrights and their works. Thank you for your time, your energy and your interest in OCT!