Submit your Play

2017 NEWvember comes to Dublin! Last year we were excited to present plays that were prior finalists – writers and stories that deserved their time in the spotlight. This year NEWvember will take place in Dublin, Ireland. Stay tuned for more information!


Inaugurated in 2011 as a co-production between Tangent Theatre Company and AboutFACE Ireland, NEWvember is a festival new plays presented via rehearsed readings, that takes place over four days at the Carpenter Shop Theatre in the historic village of Tivoli in upstate New York. In November 2017 a NEWvember Festival will take place in Dublin, Ireland. The call for submissions usually goes out in the month of May.

– submitted plays should be previously un-produced (we will consider plays that have had readings before but are still in development)
– plays cannot have previously been submitted to the NEWvember Festival
– plays should have a cast size of 2-8
– plays should have a running time of 30 to 120 minutes
– we will only accept one submission per writer
– we ask that the writers of the chosen plays attend the reading of their play towards its further development and to be present for a post-reading Q&A with the audience. We will provide $50 towards travel for those traveling more than 50 miles, as well as local private housing accommodation in the Tivoli area
– there is no fee for submissions
– while we are open to all styles and subjects, our companies do have a preference for narrative and character driven stories

Please submit your play at
– via our online application form
you will be asked to include
– your play as a PDF (without the writer’s name, email or other identifying marks on any page throughout the script – to aid our blind reading process)
– the title page, listing the name of author, separately

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  • Sponsors

    Contact Tangent Theatre Company or AboutFACE Ireland if you would like to be a 2016 NEWvember sponsor!
    Thank you:

    Arts Mid Hudson

    This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid Hudson.