Plays is a publishing company with a mission:
theater groups with new plays relevant for the 21st century.
Plays publishes anthologies of new plays so that artistic directors
can easily find plays for their particular needs. The anthologies
are an affordable way to discover new plays without having to read
through the dreck that open submissions will deliver (we remove that
dreck for you).
Playwrights know how difficult it is to get their work into
production and more importantly multiple productions. We seek works
that are not published. Plays may or may not have been
retain all the rights with the plays for productions and for future
publication. It's your play, we just want to help you get out there.
Community Theater throughout the country have the same problem --
more actresses than actors. While most plays have more male than
female characters. This anthology will have plays -- both
full-length and one-acts -- which have more roles for women (or
non-gender specific roles).
Plays with a cause. The Social Justice anthology will feature
plays concerning race, feminism, poverty, wealth inequality,
immigration or other issues of social justice.
The LGBTQ Anthology will focus on the issues faced by lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning individuals in the 21st
century. All types of plays are welcome including romantic
comedies, serious drama and everything in between. The only
requirement is that non-heterosexuals are the main characters.
Black box plays have very basic technical arrangements,
such as limited sets, simple lighting effects, and an intimate
focus on the story, writing, and performances rather than
technical elements. Plays for Fringe festivals and other
experimental theater are encouraged.
School One Acts
One act plays are popular for high schools to get drama students
the opportunity to perform. One act plays are also often used in
competitions. For this anthology, we are looking one act plays
that are appropriate for high schools, meaning no sex and minimal
violence. Note: characters are not limited to high school age.
Church theaters are in need of high-quality plays. Adirondack
Plays for Churches will focus on plays with messages of love,
forgiveness and generosity. Plays do not have to be specifically
Christian, but should not contain vulgar language or sexual
innuendo. In addition to full-length and one-acts, shorter plays
that can be incorporated into worship services will also be