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Words Cubed Submission

Words Cubed Submission

Thank you for your interest in submitting plays to Words Cubed. Our submission process for 2023 begins September 30, 2022 and continues until December 31, 2022. Please note this deadline is a month earlier than previous years. 

To have your script considered for Words Cubed, please submit an email to words3@bard.org with the following as attachments:

  • The whole play, but designate 15-20 contiguous pages to be read as an excerpt. You can designate these pages in the email with your submission. 
  • A one page synopsis of your play, that is, a short description of what happens in your play (not background information on the play, what its theme is, or a “teaser”).
  • A one page character description (include any suggested doubling).

Please put your last name and name of your play in the subject line (for example “Shakespeare - Titus Andronicus”).

Please do not submit adaptations of works for which you have not already secured the rights.  

For Words Cubed, we are not looking for the ‘best’ play submitted, rather a good one that will benefit from, and fit into, our process. Also, how the plays complement one another  – we select two for Words Cubed – and complement the season in which they are workshopped is part of our selection process.  Additionally, a play that is very similar in theme or plot to recent Words Cubed selections are less likely to be chosen.

Please, only one submission per playwright.  

We love musicals; however, our Words Cubed program is not designed to support a sufficient development process for musicals.

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