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The Z is a creative incubator for new works, emerging artists, and unique artistic experiences. We accept submissions for new theater, dance, visual arts, music, and performance arts. Submissions can be for completed new works and performances or for works-in-progress seeking development resources. Project proposals that include engagement with or connection to our larger community are of particular interest.

Proposals are accepted year-round!


Curtain Up! New Plays Series submissions are accepted year-round. Season selections for the following year are typically made between Jan - April.
Curtain Up! New Plays Series includes staged readings, workshops, and productions in our Main Stage and Studio theater. Scripts that allow for local casting, have local connections or have regionally-related content are prioritized.
  • Playwrights: Submit online or email us with:
    • A copy of your script
    • A brief explanation of the specific growth or next step you are looking for from production at The Z. (Ex. a script-focused workshop with rewrites, a staged reading with rehearsals to work on the script, feedback from audiences reactions etc.)
    • Any production timelines, team members or additional details already in place
  • Directors and Designers: Email us your theater resume and a link to your portfolio or website.



Our creative team is always looking for emerging artists to feature in upcoming Live at The Z seasons. Submit your concert for consideration here:



Our creative team is always looking for emerging artists to feature works of dance, visual art, and more in upcoming Live at The Z seasons. Submit your work for consideration here:



The Z Fringe Festival accepts submissions of theater, music, dance, comedy, and performance art of all kinds! Festival submissions are open December 15th to January 15 11:59pm EST.

Learn More about Z Fringe

Want to collaborate with other artists?

Join The Z Artist Membership for more opportunities to create and collaborate on new work. Plus: exclusive discounts, early audition registration, and free access to workshops & events!

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