The Playwrights Realm

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for your interest in The Playwrights Realm and our open submissions programs! This web portal will let you apply to the Native American Artist Lab.

Applicants will submit:

  • Online application - short-answer questionnaire (see details here)
  • Artistic résumé, bio, or list of history. Can be written or a video/audio recording.
  • A draft of the piece you wish to develop, with your name and title on the cover page. If there are multiple authors or generators, please list all names on the cover page. (PDF format)
  • Supplemental Materials (optional): Include up to 30 pages/15mins of different materials to give a larger sense of your artistic practice.

Applications for the Native American Artist Lab must be submitted by March 11th, 2024, at 11:59PM EST.

Please carefully read program details below.

Native American Artist Lab

The Native American Artist Lab seeks to uplift artists from Domestic Nations and projects rooted in Native practices. The program offers individualized attention to recipients and provides further support depending on the desires of participants, including but not limited to design consultations, individualized mentorship, and industry networking. A paid developmental process of up to one week culminates in a reading in New York City, with the Native Artistic Team choosing whether the reading is internal or public. To apply for the Native American Artist Lab you must:

  1. Have a project that would benefit from dramaturgical conversation with The Realm and a 15-hour developmental reading process. (Plays can be anything from a rough first draft to a play that is close to production-ready.)
  2. Be able to legally work in the USA.
  3. Be able to be present in New York City, should circumstances so allow, for a reading process of between 3-6 days at a time agreed upon by both you and The Realm.

You can also review more information on the Native American Artist Lab and an FAQ HERE.

To access the application form you will either log into your Submittable account, or if you don’t have an account already, create a secure User ID and log in for Submittable. This will enable you to save drafts as you work and verify that your application has been received.

The Playwrights Realm