Play Submissions Now Open: Rave Theater Festival

Play Submissions Now Open: Rave Theater Festival

CATEGORY: Festival/Competition Submissions

Rave Theater Festival LLC
New York, NY 10013

Job Details


Rave Theater Festival will take on its SECOND year, transforming talented, diverse emerging playwrights and theater companies into a fully produced Off Broadway production. Founded by Tony Award winning Producer, Ken Davenport (Once on This Island,  Groundhog Day, The Play That goes Wrong etc), last years writers, actors, and theater artists have gone onto producing their play into a TV pilot, premiered on  Broadway, etc directly out of their work and Off Broadway Premiere through Rave Theater Festival. 

Got a brand new play, an immersive theater creation, or an emerging production company? Submit your work for the chance to be produced through Davenport Theatrical Enterprises for Rave Theater Festival 2020. We are looking for diverse, unique works from new musicals, immersive theatre, family friendly shows, riveting two handers, etc. We will be accepting work from artists of all ages. 

*Rave Theater Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its artistry and festival. We want our Rave Theater community and shows to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.*

The festival runs July 24th until August 9th in New York, NY. Artists from varying states/locations are encouraged to apply but must provide their own travel/housing costs. 

We will be selecting roughly 25 shows of varying kinds which exemplify creativity and quality writing. Chosen shows which will each receive up to five performances at one of our partner theaters, as well as other inclusions that will be provided for your show. (See our website for further details). 

Finalists will be selected via email by March 23rd, and the final selections will be notified via email by March 31st. 

For more information, and to submit your work, please refer to



April 1, 2020 - August 9, 2020