CALL FOR NEW WORKS
The 2024 WATERWORKS Festival is now accepting submissions now through December 1, 2023.
Please review the submission guidelines below:
By submitting work to a specific call, applicants affirm they are the sole or co-creator and that the work meets the particular criteria.
In each category: We consider works of all genres. We do not accept submissions over 100 pages, excluding front matter. We encourage one-act submissions. All works must be original and unpublished. Works submitted may have been produced at a school-based presentation and/or unstaged, non-professional readings.
Please review all calls to determine the best place for your work.
ABOUT THIS SHOW
17 May – 2 June, 2024
Director: Adrienne Oliver
Launched in 2023, WATERWORKS celebrates new theatrical voices in Charlottesville and beyond! This festival of new works puts the playwright at center stage and diversifies the stories told on the Live Arts stage. WATERWORKS is sponsored by Open Hands in memory of Live Arts co-founder Michael Parent.
For writers and writing teams 16 to 25 years old
TO SUBMIT TO “EMERGING ARTISTS”:
Please complete this form by 11:59pm on December 1, 2023. Selected Emerging Artists works will receive notification of status in February 2024.
For writers and writing teams over 50 years old.
TO SUBMIT TO “DEBUT ARTISTS”:
Please complete this form by 11:59pm on December 1, 2023. Selected Debut Artists works will receive notification of status in February 2024.
No age restrictions for writers or writing teams.
TO SUBMIT TO “UNSTAGED WORKS”:
Please complete this form by 11:59pm on December 1, 2023. Selected Unstaged Works will receive notification of status in February 2024.