Playwrights

Send Us Your New Play!

Alleyway Theatre accepts paper or electronic submissions of new plays and musicals throughout the year with no fee.
Or…
You may wish to enter your work(s) in our annual Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. See details.

How To Submit

Send paper script(s) via US Mail only to Literary Manager, Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202.
Or…
Send script(s) as MSWord or pdf files only attached to an email addressed to newplays@alleyway.com

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 of The Dramatists Guild of America is $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:


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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, 2017:

Full Length Winner

PHILOSOPHUS by Colin Speer Crowley
(Will receive its premiere in Alleyway’s 2018-19 season.)

Full Length Finalists

SOCRATES AND THE MONKEY MAN by Mark Nutter
SCHMECKEL by Michael Pearce
CLEARING by Barbara Blatner

 One Act Winner

KICK YOUR HEELS, THROW YOUR HEAD BACK AND SHOUT  by j. Snodgrass
(Will receive its premiere as part of Alleyway’s Buffalo

Quickies, Spring, 2018.)

One Act Finalists

PEAK EXPERIENCE by Dan Borengasser
NOTICE by Peter Snoad