New Work at Hartford Stage
Hartford Stage has a long history of supporting new work. We are dedicated to being an active part of the cultural conversation by nurturing artists who are just beginning to find their voices and those whose work is already a strong part of the fabric of our country.
Hartford Stage has produced over 70 world premieres in its first 50 years. Plays commissioned, developed, and produced by Hartford Stage have gone on to receive productions regionally and in New York–both on and off Broadway. Recent world premieres include Steven Lutvak and Robert Freedman’s musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (which was honored with four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Darko Tresnjak); Daniel Beaty’s play with music, Breath and Imagination; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case, a dance-theatre piece with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, to name just a few.
At this time, we can only accept submissions from established literary talent agents. Please have your representation submit your work on your behalf.
If you do not have representation, but you are a resident of Connecticut, please self-submit up to 10 pages of your script to email@example.com. Due to the number of plays submitted per season and our limited staff size, we cannot personally respond to every submission. We will contact you for the full script, if we wish to read more.
Please do not send hard-copy script submissions as we do not have the capacity to process them.
We recognize that the genesis of new work does not come from a single source. If you devise theater, collaborate in a non-linear way, or work in a variety of mediums, please feel free to have your agent contact us with information about your proposed project. If you do not have representation, please invite us to your upcoming new work by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the number e-mails we receive and our limited staff size, we cannot personally respond to each invitation, but promise you that we work hard to stay in the know and appreciate your correspondence.
We deeply thank you all for your time, artistry and talent.