Freshworks New Play Festival

FRESHWORKS 2018: A New Play Festival at Collective Consciousness Theatre

Collective Consciousness Theatre, a New Haven based multicultural theatre company dedicated to social change through performances, conversations and community partnerships is accepting full length play submissions for FRESHWORKS 2018, a new play festival June 8-9, 2018 in New Haven, CT. Three plays will be chosen for staged public readings with one of the plays receiving a Grand Prize cash award. The two other selections (semi finalists) will receive consolation cash prizes. This weekend festival will be open to the public and feature three professional staged readings and community discussions. Send all scripts to Please include contact information with submission: name, mailing address, phone number, email and a brief biography. There is a $10 submission fee for all submissions (one script per playwright). Fee can be paid via the Collective Consciousness Theatre website at All fees go directly toward cash prizes given to the three chosen playwrights. Guidelines for submission are listed below. Deadline for new play submissions is September 30, 2017. Selected playwrights will be notified by December 2017.


Guidelines for FRESHWORKS 2018:

  1. Plays must be written or translated in the English language.
  2. Must be a full length unpublished plays. Scripts that have had full productions or are scheduled to are not eligible. Plays that have had readings or workshops will be considered.
  3. No one acts, translations, adaptations or musicals are accepted.
  4. Only one script per playwright.
  5. Plays must have a maximum of 10 characters. Must have a title page with playwright’s name, listed characters, and numbered pages.
  6. There is a $10 submission fee. Only playwrights who have paid the fee will be considered. All fees go directly toward cash prizes for the three chosen playwrights.
  7. Plays must be sent as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF to The submission deadline is September 30, 2017.
  8. Please include all contact info with submission: name, mailing address, email, phone number, website (if applicable), and a brief biography.
  9. The submission fee of $10 can be paid online on the Collective Consciousness Theatre website at Please click the “DONATE” click at the bottom of the homepage. Please write “Freshworks 2018 submission fee” in the message line.