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Wisconsin Playwrights and Scripts

Wisconsin playwrights and theater companies running script competitions are welcome to send information to be included on this page to webmaster@madstage.com.

This site is provided as a free service. We'd very much appreciate a link to our site from yours and mention in your programs and mailings! If you find it useful and would like to help make it even an even more effective tool for promoting theater, dance and comedy in Wisconsin, contributions will be applied toward development and maintenance expenses and publicity for the site.

Calls for Submissions

Call for submissions: Creative Alliance of Baraboo's MaCABre

Calling all writers, sometime writers, first time writers or maybe you just wrote a note once...MaCABre is a go! And with that we are seeking submissions! We are accepting script submissions from local authors for this Halloween based performance. 
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Send scripts to cabmacabre@gmail.com
Please submit your scripts by Aug. 21st
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Script Selection Criteria:
When considering submissions, our script selection committee will be looking for the following:
-Script submissions should be double spaced with a san serif font at least 12 point

-Scripts should be 10 minutes or less in length.
-Unpublished, original works
-Matching the selected theme of Halloween-related scenes
-Scenes can be funny, or may fall more under the thriller/horror category
-Scenes should not exceed an estimated PG-13 rating in terms of language, sexual content and/or violence
-Suitability for staging at multiple venues (small cast size of no more than 5 actors and not requiring much in terms of set or lighting)
-Not in conflict with a general spirit of human equality

Consent and Release

Authors of selected scripts will be asked to sign a consent and release form, giving CAB the right to stage the selected scene(s) without any royalties due. CAB will then have permission to produce your script(s) for this production only. Your scripts, whether selected or not, will remain your personal intellectual property.

 

Call for submissions: Forward Theater Company's 2023 Monologue Festival

WRITERS: ATTENTION, WRITERS! We are now accepting submissions for our next Monologue Festival, Out in This World, through October 1, 2022. We can't wait to see the journeys you'll take us on, both familiar and unexpected. Whether venturing to faraway places or making discoveries closer to home, we look forward to hearing the unique and diverse voices of playwrights from around the state, country, and world. For more information and guidelines, please visit the submissions page on our website: https://bit.ly/3ggUJ3d.

 

 
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Wisconsin-based Playwrights

Mike Birkley

Ludmilla Bollow

Steven Brown

Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn

Bob Curry

Danielle Dresden

George Farah

Daniel Fouliard

  • danieljonfouliard@gmail.com
  • Wrote a play about Moo Cownty Wiscowsin — The Mun & Muv Tour.  Wondering if any theater companies are actively reviewing scripts?  It’s 90 minute cowmedy!

Jeffrey James Ircink

Holly Walter Kerby

Gary Kriesel

Jessica Lanius

Anthony Lamarr

Michael Lucchesi

  • Email: lucckyschran@yahoo.com
  • The Two Rivers - a 90 minute, two act play with five characters, Aaron 50-ish, Kyle 25-ish, A.J. 23-ish, Lilith 50-ish and Eden 18-ish. This is the Young family, and they could be any race or nationality. The play, which takes place in a living room of a fixer-upper vacation home, deals with Kyle returning home (AWOL from the Marines) to deal with what he views as “unfinished business." Challenging themes are dealt with including incest, cutting, alcoholism, and homelessness.

Deb Meyer

Stephen F. Murray

Rick Ponzio

Playwrights Ink

Playwrights Ink is a non-profit association of theater artists dedicated to the development of playwrights and their work. Our members include area playwrights, actors, directors, and theater enthusiasts.

Mary K. Ryan

Wisconsin theatre director and playwright based in Milwaukee.

Script Resource Sites

Script publishers.

  • Beat by Beat Press - A new publishing company providing community theaters with new, high-quality musicals for young performers.
  • Broadway Play Publishing - BPP specializes in full-length, contemporary, American plays. BPP also publishes dramatic adaptations of classic plays and literature, and a few period pieces.
  • Children's Theatre Plays.com - Stageplays for children, young audiences and families. Theatre producers, directors, drama coaches and teachers will find scripts for productions of every size, scope and budget.
  • Classic Acts - A collection of plays for children 10-14. The plays are adaptations of classical literature or best lived children's stories, such as Midsummer Night's Dream, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, Romeo and Juliet, Frankenstein, Cinderella, Cyrano de Bergerac, Don Quixote and more. Creative, fun and a great way to interest children in classic theatre and literature. Low prices. No fees. Downloadable!
  • Classics On Stage! - A collection of professionally proven, audience tested children's theatre plays by double Shubert Fellowship award winning playwright, Michele L Vacca. Inspired by the classics of world literature, the scripts are excellent for university, school, professional and community productions.
  • Dramatists Play Service, Inc. - Representing the American Theatre by publishing and licensing the work of new and established playwrights.
  • Eldridge Plays & Musicals - offers hundreds of full-length plays, one-acts, melodramas, holiday and religious plays, children's theatre plays and musicals of all kinds.
  • HaveScripts.com - Online publishing company with an emphasis on middle school and high school plays for both the stage and the classroom. We have some competition one-acts and many books and scripts ideal for readers theater in the classroom.
  • Heuer Publishing - One of the oldest publishers serving the education and community theater markets.
  • Insight for Playwrights - a monthly marketing newsletter that provides dramatic writers with up-to-date submission information.
  • Musicline Publications - Has available musicals, pantomimes and Christmas shows for all ages.
  • New Theatre Publications - a script publishing company that is owned and managed by writers.
  • Original Works - Original Works Publishing is a Los Angeles based play publisher dedicated entirely to bold and original work. Our goal is to bring the new breed of theatre to the forefront.
  • Samuel French, Inc. - Samuel French's Catalogue lists not only plays but monologues, audition material, classroom guides, classic works and the latest plays from the professional theater.
  • Stageplays.com - Virtually every play and musical currently published in the English language.
  • TheaterWords - offers royalty free plays and scenes for students and educators. There are also several pieces for all-women casts.
  • Venice Mootney Scripts - scripts, rights and background for previous Venice Mootney productions.
  • YouthPLAYS - a publisher of hundreds of plays and musicals for young actors and audiences, with material suitable for teen and preteen performers, as well as community theatres, colleges and professional theatres for young audiences.

 

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How you can help support MadStage! Radio theater page Submit show information to MadStage Information about performance venues Wisconsin playwrights and scripts page Theater humor page Win Free Tickets! Thanks to all those who've contributed to MadStage in the past year! About MadStage Theater and dance classes, workshops, teachers and schools Performance links Performance-related job and volunteer opportunities, plus internship listings Dance Groups featured on MadStage Theater groups featured on MadStage Performance Calendar Home