Bedlam — seeking new plays for a Spring 2022 festival of readings | Playbill

Bedlam — seeking new plays for a Spring 2022 festival of readings

CATEGORY: Festival/Competition Submissions

New York City

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Off-Broadway theater company BEDLAM is seeking submissions for a Spring 2022 festival of new play readings. Presented alongside our 2022 Off-Broadway mainstage production, these readings will showcase works-in-progress by artists expanding the bounds of the form, interrogating (or ignoring) the “canon,” and creating specifically theatrical work.

Our Fall 2021 readings series included work by Zora Howard, Julian Hornik, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Stefani Kuo, and Zuzanna Szadkowski & Deb Knox.

To submit for Spring 2022, please send a script (or current draft) and a short bio of the lead artist to by January 1. For non-text-based work, please send a description of the project.

All artists involved in these readings, including writers, will be paid by Bedlam. There is no cost to submit.

For more information, visit or write to with any questions.

Bedlam’s shows, including Saint Joan, Hamlet, Sense & Sensibility, and The Crucible, have been noted as “Critics’ Picks” for The New York Times six times, noted on The New York Times and New York Magazine’s “Top Ten Best Show Lists” twice, as well as those of The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine. Bedlam has won two Irne Awards, two Off Broadway Alliance Awards, four Elliot Norton awards, and an Obie Grant. Bedlam has also been nominated for two Lucille Lortel awards and a Drama League award.


Dec 31, 2021 -



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