The Purple Rose is dedicated to the development and production of new plays and emerging playwrights. We receive hundreds of synopses and inquiries each season, and our staff reviews each submission.

If a synopsis submission shows promise for possible production, a full script will be requested. Each requested script is read by at least two of our readers, so a waiting period of seven to nine months for a response is not uncommon.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

At this time, we are accepting synopsis submissions only. Please do not send full scripts. Please note: the Purple Rose does not accept, discuss or evaluate screenplays!

PAPER SUBMISSIONS

SanvilleDaniels1Please include:

  • a one-page synopsis of the script
  • a character breakdown
  • a 15 page dialogue sample
  • a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Send your synopsis submission to:

The Purple Rose Theatre Company
ATTN: Michelle Mountain, Literary Manager
137 Park Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

Synopsis materials sent in hard copy are not returned.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS

Please attach the following:

  • a one-page synopsis of the script
  • a character breakdown
  • a fifteen-page dialogue sample

Send your electronic submission, as well as any questions about our script development program, to literary manager Michelle Mountain at mountain@purplerosetheatre.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!