Hyde Park Theatre's 2019 New Play Development Workshop Accepting Submissions in January 2019!


Are you an Austin-based playwright with a play you’d like to develop? Hyde Park Theatre’s annual New Play Workshop is back in late June 2019. We are looking for the full-length play that you are most passionate about developing, the one that’s not ready for a production but is already primed for 15-20 hours of work with a director, dramaturg, and actors. The workshop culminates in a staged reading open to the public followed by a talkback.

To submit, email us ONE pdf containing the following:

1. Your full length play (include any previous workshops, readings, productions)
2. A short statement of your goals for the workshop (it helps to be specific).

That’s it! Send your submission to Literary ManagerMegan Thornton any time between January 1 -January 31, 2019. That’s a hard deadline, so don’t let it sneak up on you. Please include “workshop submission, Your Last Name” in the subject so we don’t lose track of you. Hard copy submissions will not be considered. Playwrights must be based in the Austin. The selected playwright must be available during the last week of June 2019. Maximum one submission per playwright. Sorry, musicals are not eligible for the workshop.

Questions? Contact Megan. As always, we look forward to reading your play!

2018 Winner and Finalists
Egress, by Melissa Crespo and Sarah Saltwick was selected for HPT's 2018 New Play Development Workshop from among these finalists:

Basement Demons and Trailer Saints, by Briandaniel Oglesby
Door to Balloon, by Greg Romero
Watchers, by Patrick Shaw
Dinner, by Lisa B. Thompson

And mark your calendar for our third HPT Playwright Slam on July 11. Featured playwright to be announced soon.

2017 Winner and Finalists
The Secretary, by Kyle John Schmidt was selected for HPT's 2017 New Play Development Workshop from among these finalists:

The Tubes, by Samuel Damon
Disquietude, by Aimee Gonzalez
Small Steps, by Briandaniel Oglesby
The Pleasure Trials, by Sarah Saltwick
The Secretary, by Kyle John Schmidt
The Mamalogues, by Lisa B. Thompson

Hyde Park Theatre is committed to developing new work from a diverse array of playwrights.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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