Submission FAQ

Did you change the way you do the submission process?
Yes, we did. We’re trying to move into the 21st century so submissions can only be made through our website. This will eliminate countless hours logging everything into a spreadsheet and the possibility of human error. If you need assistance, please feel free to email us at newworks@phoenixtheatre.com with your phone number and we can walk you through it.

My play/musical hasn’t had a professional production but my church did it. Can I submit?
No. Any play or musical that has had a production of any kind is not eligible.

When I submit, should I send a blind copy?
Yes, please. It makes our job so much easier. Scripts that are not blind will be disqualified. 

I want to submit for the Composer/Lyricist Cabaret and I don’t have demos. Can I submit?
We only take submissions that come with demo recordings. Submissions that come without them will be automatically disqualified.

Can I get feedback on why my submission was not chosen?
Unfortunately, no. We get a lot of submissions and that would kill us.

Will you contact me if my submission was not chosen?
Every effort will be made to contact you if your play/musical has not made it to the next round.

I would like to submit my play/musical for the festival but I live in Kazakhstan. Do you accept submissions from other countries?
We are currently only accepting submissions from playwrights, composers and lyricist from USA, Canada or Mexico.

I would like to submit my play/musical for your festival but it has had four workshops. Is it eligible?
Any play/musical that has had a workshop (with production value and/or memorized) is not eligible. If it’s had two readings or less with script in hand, it’s eligible.

I want to submit my musical but it’s based on Elvis Presley music and I don’t currently have the rights. Can I submit?
If a musical doesn’t have original music, you must provide proof of rights to any music that you plan on using at the time of submission. We are not developing jukebox musicals or reviews at this time.

I would like to submit a full length musical AND a full length play AND a short play AND enter music to be considered for the Composer/Lyricist Cabaret. Will you accept all of the submissions?
Yes, you are welcome to submit one entry into each of the categories. REMINDER: A $10 submission fee is required for each full length submission unless you are a member of DGA or WGA. Please choose the correct price type on the webpage when you submit. If you select the zero dollar price type and do not provide proof of membership in your email, your piece will be disqualified. The $10 submission fee does not apply to the Short Play submissions or the Original Songs for the Composer/Lyricist Cabaret.