The Initiative seeks to develop new plays by and about women, and the issues that shape their lives. Friendship, political and economic advocacy, sexual satisfaction, aging, gender equality, racial issues, marriage, singlehood, motherhood, careers, and power.  The Women Playwright’s Initiative will provide a safe, nurturing environment for play development. Our intention is for the Initiative to culminate in a reading workshop/festival.
The Ivoryton Playhouse invites submissions by women playwrights. For this first season, we are seeking one act plays, with a running time of no longer than about an hour.  Interested playwrights should submit a hard copy and email version  (for musicals include a script and CD, and email version with audio link), bio/resume, including a telephone number and email address.
Scripts will be returned only if a SASE is included.
The DEADLINE for One Act submissions is September 15, 2016.
Play submissions should be sent to Laura Copland, Director of Play Development at Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT 06442. For questions, please email Laura at
We are also seeking readers. Readers will receive the scripts by email and will be asked to fill out and return a questionnaire about the project. Please email Laura if you are interested in serving as a reader, and include your resume/bio.
We are also seeking directors who are interested in serving as readers, and are interested in working with a playwright to develop her play. Please email Laura if you are interested in serving as a director and please include your resume.