Playwrights, Send Us Your New Play or Musical!
Alleyway Theatre accepts paper or electronic submissions of new plays and musicals throughout the year with no fee.
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.
How To Submit
Send paper script(s) via US Mail only to Literary Manager, Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202. Musicals, include music CD.
Send script(s) as MSWord or pdf files only attached to an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org Name the file of your full-length play in the following way:
MMComp_PLAY TITLE_Name of Playwright_F
Musicals, place your music online somewhere and let us know the link.
Name the file of your one-act play in the following way:
MMComp_PLAY TITLE_Name of Playwright_O
Play Competition Submission Fees
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 ofis $15.00.)
How To Pay To Enter The Competition
With paper scripts, enclose your check made payable in USD to Alleyway Theatre.
With emailed scripts, you must make your payment here using Paypal or major credit card:
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, 2018:
Full Length Winner
SPITALFIELDS by Scott McCrea
(Will receive its premiere in Alleyway’s 2019-20 season.)
Full Length Finalists
ON A RAW MOOSE DAY by Alan Goodson
STARRY NIGHT by Karen JP Howes
One Act Winner
A WORK BREAK DOWNTOWN by Jeff Z. Klein
(Will receive its premiere as part of Alleyway’s Buffalo Quickies, Spring, 2019.)
One Act Finalists
FAITH by Kelsey Garber
THE GREEN LIGHT by Paul Lewis