Friday, February 26, 2021

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Short New Play Festival 2021: Restoration




We are looking for work with a classical inspiration. Red Bull Theater’s 11th Annual Short New Play Festival will be held ONLINE on Monday, July 12, 2021. This year's theme? RESTORATION. Six brand new short plays will be selected from this open-submission process to be presented in online readings alongside two new short plays by commissioned writers, JOSÉ RIVERA (Marisol, The Motorcycle Diaries) and C. A. JOHNSON (All the Natalie Portmans). GET COMPLETE DETAILS



Using the theme RESTORATION, write a short play that:

  • makes use of heightened language and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style, or story,
  • is written for online performance,
  • is no more than 10 minutes in length,
  • is self-contained with a beginning, middle, and end,
  • is an original, unpublished, and never previously produced new work.



Red Bull Theater is about heightened language, epic themes, and great classic stories. Review our company’s Mission, take a look through our history of Readings and Productions to see the kind of work we have done. Respond to a play we’ve produced or choose a classic of your own to adapt. You might riff on a classical character, borrow a classical milieu, or be inspired to create a brand new style of dramatic verse. Finding inspiration from classics beyond the traditional Western canon is encouraged.

Please remember that selected plays will be performed online in a Zoom style format—Write with that in mind!


Submit your play.