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.

Please submit your play in PDF format only to

Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition

The call for competition play entries is currently closed as new guidelines are prepared for 2020. Details to be announced soon.

The annual international competition was founded in 1989 by Alleyway Theatre in memory of Canadian actor/playwright Maxim Mazumdar (1953-1988). Mr. Mazumdar’s many contributions to the early growth of Alleyway Theatre were artistically invaluable and instrumental in shaping a continuing relationship with Canadian theatre. It was at Alleyway Theatre that Mr. Mazumdar gave his final performance in the premiere of his original musical LUPERCAL on March 27, 1988.


Maxim Mazumdar Awards 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


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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