NEXT ACT! New Play Summit Submission Process

Playwrights should submit all materials in one (and only one) document, either a Microsoft word document or a PDF file, via email attachment. This document must include: a short one-paragraph synopsis – illuminating the play’s entire plot including its ending; the character descriptions and the first ten (10) pages (and only the first ten pages) of the play. Submission documents must be void of the playwright’s name and contact information.

Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines stipulated will not be accepted!

Email your submission to with 2023 SUBMISSION in the subject line.

A small stipend is available for selected playwrights

Electronic submissions only.


Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified in late March or early April 2023.

No less than two plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual summit, which will take place in early June of 2023.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

*If you are looking for theREP’s Young Playwright Contest please visit our School Page HERE.