These guidelines are meant to be used as a checklist to ensure all requirements are
complete before submission. Please make sure to carefully consider and complete all the instructions!
The plays selected for NV 35 will be announced prior to the Friday night showing of the C-term Masque production (February 16th, 2018) at 5:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre.
New Voices 35 will run April 11th-14th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. curtain time, WPI's Little Theatre.
Submissions are welcomed at any time, beginning January 8th, 2017.
The deadline for submissions is January 26th at 5:00 p.m.
Submissions must be delivered electronically in PDF format.
Submission should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an email reply from New Voices within a few days to confirm that your submission has been received.
Current undergraduate students who are in residence at WPI or who are at WPI project centers are invited submit. Graduate students in residence at WPI are also invited to submit. New Voices requires that all writers of plays selected for the festival must be in residence on campus or available to campus for events stipulated in the contract with the festival [please see "If your script is selected" below]. Anonymous submissions will NOT be accepted. There is no limit to the number of submissions.
Two  copies of the script should be submitted:
If your script does not follow the above rules, it may not be considered for the current festival.
New Voices assumes a level of participation by writers whose plays are accepted for the festival. New Voices is part of an academic theatre program and is dedicated to giving the writers an educational experience. We are not merely an exhibition play festival: we insist that the writers of the produced plays are in the Little Theatre at important production milestones. New Voices believes that this participation can enrich the writers' theatrical experiences, provide them with knowledge of their own original work that they could find only in the production setting, and broaden their understanding of how a play goes from page to stage.
Please make sure you are willing and able to participate in the following:
NEW VOICES considers the above participation MANDATORY.
If you have reasons that make this participation impossible for you, please do not submit your play.
A letter of agreement between New Voices 35 and selected playwrights will be sent to you electronically when you are notified of the acceptance of your play into the festival. This document, when signed by you, will assure New Voices 35 of three things:
The festival plays will be announced on Friday, February 16th at 5:00 p.m. in WPI's Little Theatre.
Before this date, you will be contacted by New Voices and informed of the results of your submission. If your play was not selected, both PDF's you submitted will be deleted from our files.
If your play was selected, both copies will be held for the files. New Voices never duplicates a writer's work. The undergraduate Producing Dramaturg will work with you on all aspects of have your play produced in New Voices 35.