We are committed to reading, hearing, developing, and producing new work by local artists. Find out how you can contact us about a play you’d like us to know about.

The Boston Project

The Boston Project is a new play development initiative which aims to create plays set in our hometown. Submissions are open each spring, and the development process runs during our season from September-May. The Boston Project is designed for Boston-based playwrights who are invested in the communities that make up our city, and who are eager to explore those communities through collaboration with other Boston artists. Read more about The Boston Project here.

Unsolicited Submissions from Boston & New England Playwrights***

Do you have a completed play that you’d like our literary team to read and discuss? Local writers, please email the full text of your play, saved as a .pdf, and a `current theatrical resume to No paper submissions, please.

We cannot commit to reading them within any specific timeline, but will do our best to read within six months of receipt. We cannot guarantee feedback at this time.

***Please note that The Boston Project is the pipeline through which we consider previously unproduced plays for potential mainstage productions. Unsolicited submissions from unrepresented playwrights are not being considered for our mainstage at this time.

Local Readings & Workshops

We understand that the best way to experience a script is live and on its feet, and so we try to see as many local staged readings, workshops and world premieres as possible. If your play is receiving a public reading or performance, e-mail information on the date, time, and responsible theatre company to, and we’ll make every effort to have a representative attend.

Unsolicited Submissions from New York & Non-Local Playwrights

SpeakEasy Stage accepts submissions from agents and development organizations in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Please send all inquiries to

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