Next Act! New Play Summit: New Voices 2015

Capital Repertory, Albany, NY Announces Next Act! New Voices Call for Entries Deadline Extended to August 3, 2015 Submissions are now being accepted for one act plays by young writers for NEXT ACT! NEW VOICES category in the 2015 Next Act! New Play Summit 4!

Next Act! now in it’s fourth year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work and directly reflects the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.”

New Voices, which received a pilot run in last years’ summit, reflects the theatre’s dedication to providing theatrical opportunities to students from Elementary School through College. New Voices is an event within Next Act! that is dedicated to new works from the next generation of playwrights, and will include 3-5 readings of one act plays by student playwrights.

Next Act! New Play Summit 4 takes place October 31 - November 2nd, 2015 with Next Voices as one of the weekend’s special events.

Accepting 15-Minute one act plays by students ages 13-22. (must be enrolled in school at the time of submission) Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged. Comedy and Drama welcome!


  • Eligible plays must be 15-minutes in length and should have no more than 7 characters.
  • Plays previously submitted to Next Act will not be considered for this years’ Summit.
  • Playwrights must be enrolled in school at the time of submission.
  • Playwrights may be from anywhere in the United States.

Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO END OF DAY – Monday August 3, 2015


Plays: Playwrights should submit a short one-paragraph synopsis – that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending; character descriptions and the complete script, along with a photo and bio (which should include the school you are currently attending).

Email your submission to Margaret E. Hall, assistant to the artistic director, at with NEW VOICES SUBMISSION in the subject line. Electronic submissions preferred.


Three to five plays will be selected to have readings during the annual 3-day summit, which takes place October 31 – November 2nd, 2015.

A limited travel allotment is provided.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.