Submitting a Play
Thank you for your interest in Gloucester
Stage Company. Since its inception, development and presentation of new
work has been a key component of the Gloucester Stage Company mission.
We are happy to receive new works from emerging and well-established
While we would like to support the development of plays of every scope
and genre, we are focusing, at this juncture, on works that are
producible at the Gloucester Stage. We appreciate creativity and
originality, but large casts (over six actors), elephants, and water
ballets are beyond our means!
About Our Venue
The Gloucester Stage is a 600 sq. foot thrust surrounded by 190 seats.
There are no wings or fly space. Actors enter and exit via upstage and
In order to give consideration to as many submissions as possible, we
ask that you provide:
A cover page listing the title of your play and your name, email
address, phone number, and mailing address. Also include a bulleted list
of any readings, workshops, productions, awards that your play has
received. Please forward any updates following your initial submission.
For musicals, include orchestra and choreography
A character breakdown that includes characters’
names, ages, genders, options for double casting, and a descriptive
phrase about each character.
For musicals, include vocal ranges required for
each cast member.
A brief synopsis of your play (no more than 250
words). Rather than making a pitch, please focus on the premise,
plot and themes of the piece.
An excerpt from your play, no more than ten
For musicals, submit audio demo of no more than
We will contact you to obtain a full copy of your script (and score)
should we wish to read it in its entirety.
Email submissions to email@example.com Please label the subject of
your email as “Submission: (your last name).”
Example: Submission: Shakespeare
In the body of your email please include only the title of your play and
your full name. All other information should be organized as outlined
above in an attachment in Microsoft Word (or comparable text format).
Head each page with your last name, and number all pages consecutively.
If you would prefer to submit via mail, post submissions to
c/o Gloucester Stage Company
267 East Main St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
While we do our best to review and carefully track all submissions, the
Gloucester Stage Company cannot guarantee a response to all submissions
and assumes no obligation for return of submission materials.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at