Director of New Play Development
Queens Theatre is the only performing arts center in the borough that actively seeks out and develops new works. Through its two New Play Development programs—Immigrant Voices Project, which develops works that represent the rich cultural diversity of New York City, and Plays A Mother Would Love, which looks for mainstream musicals, comedies and dramas—Queens Theatre has hosted staged readings, workshops and full productions of more than 75 new plays, including Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph, which went to receive its Broadway premiere in 2011 in a production that starred Robin Williams.
For a list of past readings and showcase productions at Queens Theatre, click here.
IMMIGRANT VOICES PROJECT
The Immigrant Voices Project is a year-round program that provides emerging and established writers with an opportunity to develop new work that represents the ethnically diverse demographics of New York City through staged readings, workshops and showcase productions.
At this time, we are only accepting submissions that fit squarely into the parameters of The Immigrant Voices Project.
- Please do not send unsolicited scripts.
- Email a letter of inquiry, synopsis, cast breakdown, resume and production history to Rob Urbinati, Director of New Play Development.
- No children's shows or one acts, please.
- Production considerations: prefer cast limit of 8
- Response to letter of inquiry: 3 months
- Response to requested scripts: 6 months