"Theatre was born out of a universal attraction to the new and extraordinary, a desire to feel oneself put into a state of passion . . ." -Friedrich Schiller, Theater as a Moral Institution
Who are we?
The Eddy is a digital, subscriber-based online theatre unlike anything you've ever seen before. The Eddy is a revolutionary platform whose main purpose is to distribute scripts by up and coming playwrights to subscribers interested in reading, and even producing, new works. Though the playwright stands at the center of our model, The Eddy is a place for all theatre artists to connect over a shared love of new work.
How does it work?
It's very simple. By providing their e-mail, subscribers to The Eddy will digitally receive PDFs of new plays each month. These plays are selected from The Eddy's open play submission process and curated by The Eddy's literary staff to provide readers with a wide and varied array of new works each month. If you particularly enjoy a script, as long as the playwright has agreed to share their contact information, you can connect via e-mail and discuss the work further. With The Eddy, the possibilities for connections are endless.
The submissions process can feel like a shot in the dark for many playwrights. You submit your play after many months, even years, of hard work, and, oftentimes, receive little to no communication regarding whether your work has actually been read. Cut to The Eddy, where selected plays are given the chance to be read by hundreds of subscribers, and all submissions are treated with the same care and consideration with which they were created. Though many subscribers to The Eddy are individual theatre artists interested in reading new works, we have also worked hard to fill our subscriber base with professional directors, literary associates, and producing theaters in order to provide our playwrights with optimal chances for exposure. You created your work to be shared, so why not have your voice heard today?
Subscribe now to start receiving plays!
By providing your e-mail, you will receive monthly mailings of new plays and updates about The Eddy.
*We have just concluded our 2016-2017 season. The 2017-2018 season will begin in early-September
Submit your play
Submissions are open to all unpublished plays.
**Submissions for the 2017-2018 have CLOSED!
Please check back with us in April for information on our 2018-2019 season!
Failure to comply with stipulations listed below may result in the disqualification of your piece from consideration.
Our play submission fee is $1. 100% of this fee goes to keeping The Eddy online (we love Squarespace, but it's not cheap). Please make sure to follow the Paypal link at the bottom of this page to make make your payment.
- Plays must be submitted in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line formatted "Name of Playwright-Title of Play"
- Plays must contain a cover page with the playwright's preferred means of contact (e-mail, phone)
- **Remember, any information shared on the cover page will be distributed to all subscribers. If you are a playwright who would not like to be contacted, please make sure to remove all contact information.
- Playwright must submit a short synopsis of the play (no more than 150 words please!) in the body of the e-mail
- Ten-minute, one-act, and full-length plays are all welcome!
- Re-submissions from past seasons are also accepted
Any questions? Contact email@example.com
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