and Play Development

Script Submissions

Information about our annual New Play Development Workshop right here!

PLEASE NOTE: Hyde Park Theatre is not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time. We will announce it here and on our Facebook page when we open to submissions again.

When submissions are open, Hyde Park Theatre accepts electronic versions of full-length scripts. We produce works that confront, challenge, and entertain from both new and established writers. Intelligent emotion, dark humor, and eccentric wit are especially encouraged.

Hyde Park Theatre receives a high volume of submissions. We read every play that comes to us, and we will respond to playwrights and let them know if we are considering their work. In order to keep the backlog to a minimum, we ask that during open submissions, playwrights submit one play at a time, and that playwrights do not submit again until we've responded. We are interested in reading the play that is A) your best work that B) fits our mission. Please keep this in mind as you submit.

Also, before you submit, please see our History pages for a sense of the kind of plays we've produced in recent years.

Submission Guidelines
Types of material: full-length plays only; solo pieces okay
Facilities: Hyde Park Theatre, 90 seats, flexible
Current submission period closed February 28, 2018. We will re-open in fall 2018.
Response time: 6 months

Email scripts to

Of potential interest to Austin-area plawrights: our yearly HPT Writers Group and our yearly New Play Workshop, as well as our HPT Audio Plays podcast.


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