TOPANGA, CABotanicum Seedlings, Theatricum Botanicum's Development Series for Playwrights, is accepting playwrights submissions between September 1 and December 1, 2014, for its 2015 season.
This will be an annual submission window. Works received during this period will be considered for development and production during the following year.
Opportunities through the Botanicum Seedlings program include GreenReads (for a fresh look at early drafts), playreadings and festivals.
Since its inception, the series has been instrumental in the development of more than 100 new plays, at least 25 of which have gone on to be published, win awards and receive major productions.
In addition, Botanicum Seedlings is committed to gender parity. During the past 13 years, 63 percent of playwrights selected for Seedlings playreadings and 72 percent of its directors have been women.
At Theatricum, Botanicum Seedlings has become a wonderful way to showcase the work of women, says Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer. But we must also do everything we can to encourage underrepresented artists to come to us.
Botanicum Seedlings was created in 2002 by Theatricum playwright-in-residence Jennie Webb and has established itself as a vital resource for writers across the country.