Seattle Rep is committed to supporting new work from playwrights, directors, composers, and more. Through our commissions programs and our new play development lab, The Other Season, we offer artists the resources they need to bring the next great play to life.
Every play you’ve ever loved was once a new piece of work—rough and in development.
"Every play you’ve ever loved was once a new piece of work—rough and in development. It needed support. It needed rewrites. It needed time and care to become something great. And it needed a theater to believe in it enough to say yes, the world should experience you.
Seattle Rep is committed to discovering and nurturing playwrights and their work. Our New Works Program offers the perfect balance of passion for the creative process combined with the resources needed to help bring the next great play to life.
As artists, we get a thrill out of discovering writers with fresh voices, offering old friends and new talents a home, trying out new work onstage, and attracting the attention of the larger arts community with world premieres.
And we love that we get to introduce plays to Seattle that we know audiences here will connect with. Through the synergy of The Other Season, commissions, and the dedication to bringing world premieres to our stages, we’re helping to add to the national conversation on new work.
We look forward to you joining us on this journey."
—Braden Abraham, Artistic Director
The Other Season
The Other Season is a year-long program offering playwrights workshops, readings, and more for their new works.
Learn about our 20x30 and New Directions commission programs, and past and present commissions.
New Work Accolades
Learn about Seattle Rep's honors and accolades for our New Works Program, past commissions, and past artistic collaborators.
Seattle Rep does not accept unsolicited scripts. We read material from a variety of sources including agent recommendations, colleague theater seasons, the Kilroys List, and more. We are dedicated to considering work by BIPOC artists and commit to that work representing at least half of the scripts read by our season planning committee.
Header Image: Carrie Compere and the cast of Shout Sister Shout! (2019). Photo by Bronwen Houck.