Playwrights

Submit a Play

The BPP makes calls for scripts several times each season for productions of new theatre. Please have a look at our ongoing opportunities to submit your new work:

If you have questions regarding submissions to the Bloomington Playwrights Project, please contact the Literary Manager at literarymanager@newplays.org.

Alumni Playwrights

The BPP has a long and successful past with too many names to mention, both local and nationally-renowned, that have spent time in our theater. We also have the only theatre award in the world named after legendary actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, sponsored by Newman’s Own Foundation. In just the past two years alone, we have produced groundbreaking work from top artists such as:

  • Jesse Eisenberg (2010 Academy Award Nominee, Best Actor – The Social Network)
  • Jeff Daniels (Three-time Golden Globe nominee, Tony Nominee – The Squid and the Whale, God of Carnage, The Purple Rose of Cairo)
  • Greg Kotis (Two-time Tony winner, Urinetown the Musical)
  • Jeremy Schonfeld (Spun, Kissing Frogs, 37 Notebooks, Drift)
  • Erin Levy (2010 Emmy winner, Mad Men)
  • Tami Sagher (Three-time Writers Guild Award Winner for Comedy – 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, MadTV)
  • Paris Barclay (Two-time Emmy winner – Glee, NYPD Blue, House M.D., Sons of Anarchy, In Treatment, ER, The West Wing)
  • Craig Wright (Emmy nominee - Six Feet Under, Lost, Dirty Sexy Money, The Pavilion)
  • Jon Marans (Pulitzer-Prize finalist - Old Wicked Songs, The Temperamentals)
  • Wendy MacLeod (Playwright in residence - Kenyon College, The House of Yes)
  • Israel Horovitz (Longest running off-off-Broadway play of all time – Line)
  • Michael Healey (Governor General’s Award, Chalmers Award - The Drawer Boy)
  • Stephen Massicotte (National Contest winner, Betty Mitchell Award Winner for Best New Play – Mary’s Wedding)