Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund

In 2017, Audible launched a theater initiative, intended to radically increase access to exceptional plays and performances. A core pillar of the initiative is the Emerging Playwrights Fund, a program that invests in and nurtures self-identifying emerging playwrights, some of our most inventive, delightful, and provocative storytellers. Through the Fund, Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices and harnessing the power and potential of audio to reach millions of listeners.

The Fund specifically supports the creation of original dramatic work, written with audio in mind, but theatrical in spirit. If you are looking to submit an idea for an audio project that is not a play, please visit www.audible.com/pitch.

Audible is dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing work that reflects the diversity of our members and our world. To accomplish this, Audible is committed to granting at least 50% of emerging playwright commissions to artists of color and women.

Submission Guidelines

To be considered as an applicant for a commission, please submit all of the following to AudibleTheater@audible.com:

1. One full-length script for an original or adapted play (in English language only) that represents your voice (“Script”). The Script can be in any genre and may include one-acts and solo pieces;

2. A short biography; and

3. A brief statement about why audio plays appeal to you.

If you have an idea for an original audio play, you are welcome to include a pitch or summary along with your statement (this is encouraged, but not required). In your submission, please indicate where you heard about the Fund.

For more information, check here: https://www.audible.com/ep/audible-theater

Deadline: none posted

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group via NYC Playwrights

2 thoughts on “Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund”

  1. Hi Kimberly,

    I have written a radio play and would love to explore the best pathway to get it heard; but regrettably, when I clicked on the last two links above, it goes to the audible website but I am unable to ascertain the specific information that I need. Therefore, I would very much appreciate assistance as to how to ascertain more information pertaining to the above opportunities available.

    Many thanks for your anticipated kind assistance pertaining to the above.

    Best wishes
    Vanessa

    1. Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Vanessa,

      Thanks for getting in touch, it does seem as though the link has changed from the Audible site. I’ll look into this but in the meantime, it’s worth checking out the Weekly Round-up regularly as opportunities for audio plays are popping up frequently.

      Best wishes and good luck,
      Kimberley

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