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Call for Short Play Submissions (Completed)

Hello Playwrights!

The Drama Workshop is now accepting submissions for Home Brew Theatre 6. Home Brew Theatre 6 will be staged at TDW’s Glenmore Playhouse one weekend only, January 20-22, 2023. Yep! January this season!!

Submissions will be accepted through 9/18/2022.

Home Brew Theatre is TDW’s festival featuring short plays by local authors, including a Meet the Artists reception where local beer is featured. Since Home Brew Theatre’s inception in 2016, it has quickly become Cincinnati’s premiere short play festival.

Submission Rules:

  • Plays on any topic will be considered. There is no theme. Dramas, comedies and musicals will be considered.
  • Plays should be 10 minutes long.
  • Plays must be unpublished.
  • Plays must not have been performed for a paying audience in the greater Cincinnati area in the two years prior to the January 2023 performance. (Public readings and workshops are permitted.)
  • Plays should require very little in terms of props and sets. We have to transition quickly between plays. We will use tables, chairs, rehearsal cubes, and not much else.
  • Playwrights must live within 100 miles of Cincinnati, and are encouraged to attend at least one performance.
  • Limit 2 submissions per playwright.(Maximum 1 per playwright will be produced.)
  • Plays must be submitted anonymously. No identifying information can appear on the document itself. All contact information should be in the body of the submission email.
  • Email your submission(s) to, with the subject “HBT6 Submission: [Play Title(s)]”.
  • Playwrights of selected plays will receive a small honorarium.
  • Playwrights may be consulted regarding production aspects of their plays, but final decision making resides with the production creative team and The Drama Workshop.
  • All performance and publishing rights will remain the ownership of the authors.

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