How to Submit Your Work to Words3

Questions and Answers

OUR MISSION POSITION

As part of an ongoing commitment to create a diverse body of work, Words Cubed, a new play initiative at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, nurtures and develops openly-submitted and commissioned-based new plays by providing a professionally supported (i.e. funded) platform for readings, workshops, and fully realized productions.

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Your as-of-yet unproduced script for development (with an eye toward future production) in the form of a week-long workshop with professional actors on-site at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

WHAT WILL WORDS CUBED DO FOR YOU?

Words Cubed and the Utah Shakespeare Festival will fly you to Cedar City, Utah and provide  you a stipend; lodging; tickets to our currently running shows; a cast, stage manager, rehearsal hours, director (maybe you can bring your own!) for your show; and lots of fresh pencils. The week will culminate with a staged reading of your play in front of an engaging audience with a talkback to follow. And maybe a party or two. We do that in Utah.

HOW'S IT WORK?

See submission guidelines below to get your work into the pipeline.

WAIT. ARE THERE FEES OR ANYTHING?

Nope. Not even a stamp. As a matter of fact, we won’t accept your script unless it’s sent electronically (details below).

THERE'S GOTTA BE SOME FINE PRINT!

Okay. Yes. You got us. Here’s the deal: The only thing we require is a signed contract with the following agreement: After your play leaves our process, any subsequent production or workshop will contain the following language: “Original workshop and reading, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn” Get writing.

Guidelines for submission

  1. Words Cubed will accept open submissions of plays and musicals via agent submissions at no cost to the playwright from January 5, 2017 to April 5, 2017. Playwrights without representation may submit plays and musicals from January 5, 2017 to February 15, 2017.
  2. Please send scripts electronically, to the following email address: words3@bard.org
  3. Only electronically transmitted scripts will be read.
  4. Questions and concerns should be directed via email with “Artistic Directors” in the subject line to: words3@bard.org