Casting & Submissions
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Script submission information below casting details
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Submissions for Actors
Theatre Exile operates under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, and in accordance with that agreement, we hold multiple open call auditions each season. We make a concerted effort to cast from a diverse pool of actors in the Philadelphia professional acting community.
Check back for information on our 2023-2024 Season Auditions.
Submissions for Playwrights
Theatre Exile Play Submission Policy
Theatre Exile is accepting script submissions for our Subscription Series productions and our Studio X-hibition New Play Development Series on a rolling basis. At this time, we do not accept submissions for our Out of Exile program.
We only accept electronic submissions. You can use the form links below to submit. Please follow the instructions and guidelines provided below and on the individual forms.
In general, Theatre Exile is looking for stories that either push forward ideas or expose part of the human condition that we prefer to keep in the dark. We seek a diverse selection of voices, styles, and content. With that in mind, we also hope that submissions will align with our vision and goals for connecting with our audiences.
As we consider plays for each program, we also consider our capacity and resources. Please note that we currently do not produce musicals, scripts with more than 5 actors, and are less than an hour or more than 3 hours in length.
Subscription Series Submissions
Theatre Exile’s Subscription Series productions give our audiences insight into life’s challenges by sharing important stories of various perspectives.
Submissions are accepted all year long and added to our considerations list for the future. You should receive a confirmation email that your submission was filed. If we decide that your submission is a good fit for production consideration you will receive an email.
Currently, we only produce three plays a season in our Subscription Series. Every season requires specific considerations and each play may take several seasons to consider. If you ever want to update or check in on the status of your submission, you can email email@example.com.
- Out of town artists, please submit 10-page sample only.
- Philadelphia local area artists (within a 30-mile radius of City Hall in Philadelphia) may submit full scripts.
Studio X-hibition New Play Development Series Submissions
Theatre Exile’s Studio X-hibition New Play Development Series is a program of plays from Philadelphia local artists that are currently in development and are far enough along to receive a public reading with actors for audience response. This is an opportunity for Theatre Exile to build artistic relationships with playwrights.
Submitting to our Studio X-hibition series is only available to Philadelphia residents. Submissions are accepted annually beginning in February to June. You should receive a confirmation email that your submission was filed. If we decide that your submission is a good fit for development consideration you will receive an email.
For more details or to submit a play for Subscription Series consideration, please click here.
For more details or to submit a play for Studio X-hibition New Play Development Series, please click here.
Questions can be sent to our Artistic Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.