Send Us Your New Play or Musical!

Alleyway Theatre accepts electronic submissions (PDF only) of new plays and musicals throughout the year.  We are no longer able to accept hardcopy submissions. Questions? Concerns? Unable to access the form? Send us a note at

  • If you would like to submit to our general script submission pool, please follow this link to fill out a submission form and to upload a PDF of your script.  Response time is about 6 months.


  • Alleyway Theatre is currently accepting scripts for our 29th Annual Celebration of One-Act Plays, Buffalo Quickies, until October 31, 2019.  The festival will run from March 26-April 18, 2020.  Scripts considered must have a runtime of 20 minutes or less and require no more than 6 performers.  There is no fee to submit.  To submit your script (PDF only) to Buffalo Quickies 2020, please follow this link .


  • Or… You may wish to enter your work(s) in our annual Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. See details. Each year, the deadline for the competition is July 1. You may submit by following this link (PDF only) and paying the submission fee. You may enter up to 1 full-length and/or 1 one-act play per year for a total fee of $25.00/USD.  (Discount for Members of The Dramatists Guild of America is $15.00.) Make your payment below using Paypal or major credit card:

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Would You Like a Detailed Critique?

Any playwright may purchase a detailed critique. Contest entrants have the option to have their work critiqued by the Alleyway Theatre Dramaturg at a 40% discount. (Note: purchasing a  critique is not required for submitting your play.)
View Sample Critique  (available soon)
A detailed critique of a non-competition submission is $250.00
A detailed critique of a competition submission is $150.00.
If you are mailing your script by US Post, include a check made out to Alleyway Theatre. Whether you are mailing or emailing your script you may purchase here:
(Note: you will have the opportunity to list the Title, Author and Submission Date.)

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Our annual play competition is conducted in memory of actor/playwright Maxim Mazumdar (1953-1988.)  Mr. Mazumdar’s many contributions to the early growth of the Alleyway were artistically invaluable, and instrumental in shaping a continuing relationship with Canadian theatre. It was at Alleyway Theatre in March, 1988 that Mr. Mazumdar gave his last performance in the premiere of his original musical, LUPERCAL.

Winners And Finalists Are Announced Each November.

Announced November, 2019:

Full Length Winner

BERSERKER by Bruce Walsh
(Will receive its premiere in Alleyway’s 2020-21 season.)

Full Length Finalists

RED ALIEN by Jane B Jones
THE MIGHTY MAISIE by Bella Poynton

 One Act Winner

THREE OR MORE by Collin I. Hood
(Will receive its premiere as part of Alleyway’s Buffalo Quickies, Spring, 2020.)

One Act Finalists