Playwrights, Send Us Your New Play!

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.

How To Submit

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

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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Playwrights, 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, 2018:

Full Length Winner

(Will receive its premiere in Alleyway’s 2019-20 season.)

Full Length Finalists


 One Act Winner

(Will receive its premiere as part of Alleyway’s Buffalo Quickies, Spring, 2019.)

One Act Finalists

FAITH by Kelsey Garber