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The Drama Workshop is now accepting submissions for Home Brew Theatre 8

The Drama Workshop is now accepting submissions for Home Brew Theatre 8.

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.

Home Brew Theatre 8 will be staged at TDW’s Glenmore Playhouse, with four performances over the weekend of January 10-12, 2025.

Submission Rules:

  • Plays on any topic will be considered. There is no theme. Dramas, comedies and musicals will be considered.
  • Plays must be ten minutes – roughly ten pages – long. Plays that are overtime during rehearsal will be asked to be trimmed with consultation of the playwright and director.
  • Plays must be unpublished.
  • Plays must not have been performed for a paying audience in the greater Cincinnati area in the three years prior to the January 2025 performance. (Public readings and free workshops are permitted.)
  • Plays should require very little in terms of props and sets. We must 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. (A comp ticket will be provided.)
  • 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.
  • Playwright contact information will be collected via the google form.
  • 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.

To submit, please use this google form.

Submissions will be accepted through 8/31/2024.
If you have questions, please reach out via email to

Looking forward to reading your plays!

The Home Brew Theatre Production Team.
Clint Bramkamp
Eric Thomas

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