Thanks for your interest in working with Theater Wit

For play submissions, we currently accept
  • Unsolicited work from any playwright currently living in Chicago or its immediate environs
  • Agent submissions (no more than 2/agent at a time).  Please contact the AD before submitting
  • Blind submissions if you aren't one of the above (representative pages). We have no dedicated staff and so cannot guarantee to read unsolicited work from non-Chicago playwrights.
For all other positions, please review any job-specific and submission requirements on the submission detail.

We are currently accepting resumes and letters of interest for our production/design teams for our 2021 production of Who's Holiday by Matthew Lombardo.

At this point, we are accepting resumes for all shows for Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Properties, and Sound Designers

We are also accepting AEA applications for Stage Managers. 

Who's Holiday

Director: Christopher Pazdernik

Rehearsals start November 1, 2021

Load-in November 15, 2021

Tech: November 22, 2021

Opening November 30, 2021 

Strike December 27, 2021

Thank you for sharing your work with us.  Because we have such a small reading staff, I would ask you to submit a sample of your work electronically. 

You'll need the following:
  • Production history (including significant workshops)
  • Short plot synopsis
  • Character Breakdown
  • 20 sample pages (or the whole script, in which case we'll read the front!)

This page is for invited agent submissions on behalf of your writers only, please :)

Thanks for your interest in submitting your work to Theater Wit.  We only accept electronic submissions (pdf, final draft or rtf) so we can carry them around on iPads, which is the only way we can manage the backlog.  Also, on the subject of backlog, there is no dedicated dramaturgical staff here, so the delay time is currently at least 6 months, for which we apologize in advance.  A few notes:
  • This page is only for playwrights based in Chicago.  If you are an out-of-town writer, please contact Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler (jeremy at theaterwit dot org) with a query letter.
  • We can only accept one work at a time from you. Pick the one you feel is the best match for Theater Wit. Multiple submissions are therefore ignored. Please don't send us your catalog :)
  • We do not accept works that have already received a full production in the Chicagoland area.  Second productions from out-of-town theaters are a-ok.
If after all those caveats, you're still interested, feel free to submit a copy of your work right here!
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