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Play Submissions | Goodman Theatre


Updated October 2022

Because of the size of our staff and the volume of scripts we receive each year, the Goodman accepts full-length scripts for production consideration through literary agents only.

If you do not have an agent but would like to introduce us to your work, please send us the following as a single PDF or Word document (as we do not accept hard copy submissions):

  • a professional résumé 
  • a brief synopsis of your play 
  • a 10-page dialogue sample. If you send more than 10 pages, we will assume that you’d like for us to read the first 10 pages of the document. 

We request playwrights submit no more than one dialogue sample for consideration every six months. Please allow at least two months for submissions to be read and processed. A member of our literary department will contact you if we wish to solicit the full manuscript. Please send materials to:

If you are looking for other ways to get involved at the Goodman as a playwright, please visit the webpages for our Playwrights Unit and Future Labs programs.