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New Play Commission Program

Walking Shadow loves working with new plays -- almost one third of our productions have been world premieres, and we're excited to find ways to begin working with other local writers.

If you're a playwright, what do you want to write next? Ideally your idea is one you've got an itch for already, that just needs the right opportunity to come out. Do you have a project currently in mind that you think would fit our mission?

Whether you're a new or established playwright, we encourage you to submit an idea or story kernel you're interested in developing as a full-length play. If you're selected, you'll receive an $800 writing stipend to develop the idea, feedback and support from Walking Shadow's artistic directors, and a public staged reading.

We will accept submissions from August 15 - 30, 2015. Start thinking about which of your current ideas you want to tell us about! Check out our mission statement and production history to get a feel for the work we do. We also recommend this article from 2009 about what we look for in plays.

Submission guidelines:
    • submissions accepted August 15 - 30, 2015
    • open to playwrights living in Minnesota or western Wisconsin
    • include one previous full-length or Fringe-length play
    • provide a playwriting resume, with production history (if any)
    • present a short project pitch detailing a concept, story, or idea that you want to explore (no more than 200 words: boil it down to what's exciting)
    • if you have more than one idea brewing, submit up to three different pitches!

We welcome questions, and are excited to hear from local playwrights!

 

Actors

Thanks for your interest in our open auditions. All our audition slots are now full!

If you were unable to attend auditions, you're welcome to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your headshot/resume, and a link to any online performance reels.

Show 1 runs Dec 4 - 30, 2015 (rehearses November)
Show 2 runs Feb 12 - 27, 2016 (rehearses January)
Show 3 runs April 15 - May 7, 2016 (rehearses March/April)
Show 4 runs May 20 - June 19, 2016 (rehearses April/May)

 

Script Submissions

We are not currently accepting unsolicited scripts, but you're welcome to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a 10-page sample -- please also include a cast list, production history (if any), full synopsis, and current resume. We'd also love to hear about your local productions, workshops and readings. Unfortunately, due to staffing limitations, we cannot respond to all inquiries.

 

Designers

If you are interested in working as a designer or production assistant, please send your current resume and work samples via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If we believe your work is a good match for one of our upcoming productions, we will contact you to arrange an interview.

 

Directors

We are not currently accepting applications for directors. However, if you would like us to be familiar with your work, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a current resume, letter of introduction, and where we can see your upcoming work.

 

Student Mentorship Program

This program allows students from middle-school to college to work with our regular professional artists in production mentorships. Learn more here

 

Production History

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