Thank you for your interest in Break A Leg Productions.
We currently have a bazillion plays to read and are not accepting submissions at this time. Please check back for updates, and in the meantime, familiarize yourself with our submission policy and categories below.
We are looking for plays that have not yet been produced or published. We ideally would like to work with the playwright on developing their play or subsequent future plays going forward giving them an opportunity to see their work on stage in order to develop as an artist.
Please submit your play (no musicals/no one person shows/no child roles under age 15) to the appropriate reading series or One Act Slam during the submissions dates listed. In one email please include the play, a synopsis, a character breakdown, playwright’s bio, playwright’s writing resume, reviews, awards, and social media information if applicable as PDF attachments. In the Subject of the email please put the title of the play and the reading series to which you are submitting.
Please email submissions and literary inquiries ONLY to: email@example.com
For all other questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Actors: Submit headshot/resume to Teri Black, Artistic Director at email@example.com
Due to the number of scripts we receive and the limited size of our staff we are not able to respond personally to every play or to offer feedback. Typically it can take up to 6-9 months for a response if we feel your play may be right for our upcoming season. If you do not hear from us after 9 months you may only resubmit your play if any changes have been made or submit another play for the appropriate series in the following season.
Our Reading Series:
The One Act Slam – One Act Plays not to exceed 15 minutes in length. Any subject matter or genre.
The Art of Science – Science based fiction. Think Copenhagen, Proof, Silent Sky, Pierre & Marie, Farm Hall, Tesla’s Letters
Historically Speaking – Historical fiction; Dramas or comedies focused on real life historical figures and/or events. May include fictional characters. Think Oslo, All The Way, Ink, Sweat.
Delicious Comedy – All styles of Comedy.
Unexplored Territory – Drama or Dark Comedy that does not specifically fit into any of our other categories. If you aren’t sure where your play may fit submit it here.
In The Works (New Play Development Program) Playwrights will be selected to work on a new project with BAL Company members. By Invitation Only
Our Mission: Getting New Plays On Their Feet
At Break A Leg Productions, we are committed to helping playwrights ‘get a leg up’, so to speak, by literally putting new plays on their feet, often for the very first time in full productions as well as part of a variety of reading series. We believe early career playwrights need the opportunity to see their plays staged to grow as artists.