Submit a Play to our Local Playwrights’ Showcase

Are you a playwright living in or around Gainesville, FL? GREAT! We’d like to know you better!

The Homegrown Local Playwright’s Showcase is the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s chance to
highlight work done by playwrights in the North Central Florida region.

Inclusion in the Homegrown Local Playwright’s Showcase does not guarantee that plays will receive full productions in subsequent seasons at the Acrosstown. However, many of the plays workshopped through this program have gone on to receive local and national recognition, including: Chuck Lipsig’s Hometown Knights in 2016, Tom Miller’s UMMU and Michael Presley Bobbitt’s Trailer Park Elegy in 2017, Sloane Margaret’s All’s Fair in 2018, and Michael Glover’s A Film By Craven Frankel in 2019.

This workshop includes: 

  • Constructive feedback from our organizers
  • Rehearsal  time with our directors and actors
  • A live reading of the new works online and potentially during a dark night at the Acrosstown
  • A moderated talk-back with the audience.  

Submission Requirements:  

  • The play submitted must be a completed script. 
  • The play cannot have been previously produced (prior readings are accepted). 
  • The play cannot have been previously submitted to Homegrown, unless it has undergone  significant revisions. 
  • Plays can be any length, though preference may be given to full-length plays.
  • Plays can be any genre, including children’s plays 
  • Due to the nature of this event, we cannot accept Musicals at this time.
  • Playwrights must be over the age of 18.
  • Playwrights must live with a 50 mile radius of Gainesville, FL. 

When submitting scripts, please include: 

  • A title page 
  • Cast list (include doubling) 
  • A script that follows one of the Dramatist’s Guild recommended formats.
  • Page numbers beginning on the first page of the script (title page, and character page do not  count) 

The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2023. Applicants will be notified in November whether their script has been selected. This year’s Homegrown Local Playwright’s Showcase will be begin in  January 2024. 

The Homegrown Committee will select plays that can fit into 3-5 evenings of theatre. This may be any combination of full-lengths, one-acts plays short plays that can be reasonably read and discussed over zoom in an evening of theatre. The Committee’s decisions are final, and at this time, the Committee is unable to offer personalized feedback on plays that are not selected.

    Your name:

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    Name of play:

    Brief synopsis of play (limit: 800 characters):


    Approximate number of actors:

    Notes (limit: 800 characters):

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