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Seedlings

New Play Development

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Whether you’re an emerging writer, established theatre artist, adventurous audience member or enthusiastic volunteer, join us as we actively branch out to support new works and new voices in theatre.

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights

In 2018, our public Summer Playreadings and private GreenReads selected from open submissions are on hiatus.

Many thanks to the playwrights who have trusted their material to us – we hope to be able to support you in 2019!


Interested in new works for the stage? Since its creation in 2002, this exciting development series has supported over 100 new plays, at least 25 of which have gone onto be published, win awards and receive major productions across the country. Contact Us to get involved.

We have an annual window for open submissions, September 1 – November 1.   The first 200 submissions received during this period will be considered  for Seedlings opportunities (Playreadings, Festivals and private GreenReads for a fresh look at early or revised drafts) the following year, as well as for production as part of Theatricum’s Summer Repertory Season.  Click Here for Submission Guidelines.

Seedlings Dramaturgy Workshop also offers developmental GreenReads.

Seedlings is committed to gender parity, with a goal of 50% or more women playwrights and directors involved in its public readings. We also encourage submissions from playwrights of color and other underrepresented artists.