submit your script

Fostering and encouraging local playwrights is deep in Heller Theatre Company's DNA. In the 2017-18 Season alone, we will present 42 original plays by local writers. You can get in on the action by submitting your works for consideration. Here's how:

 Edgar Acosta, Caleb Henry, and Justin Tomlinson in  Time for Chocolate.

Edgar Acosta, Caleb Henry, and Justin Tomlinson in Time for Chocolate.

Heller Shorts 2018: On Cloud 9

Submissions accepted March 15 - April 30, 2018.

Heller Theatre Company is thrilled to be bringing "Heller Shorts" back for its ninth year! The annual festival is a beloved theatre tradition and is one of the many ways Heller Theatre Company develops new playwriting talent.

Interested playwrights should email their scripts to The theme for this year's festival is "cloud nine" so all scripts should have dreams, aspirations, and/or paradise at the core of the script.

6-8 scripts will be selected for performance in late summer, with royalties being paid to all selected playwrights. Playwrights will be notified by the end of May if their scripts have been chosen for production. 

Please review the full guidelines for script submission here.

2018-19 SEASON

Heller Theatre Company is looking for 1-2 full-length original plays to produce for its 2018-19 Season.

As we are a smaller, black-box theatre, we do prefer the following for our productions:
- a small cast (no more than 10)
- limited settings (single-setting or minimal set changes)
- a diverse cast of all genders, ages, races, etc.
- an array of genres are acceptable: comedy, drama, musical, etc.

To submit your script or for more information, please email us at Royalties are paid to playwrights whose plays are performed.

Previously-performed full-length plays include I Wish You Actually Liked Me (and Other Familial Impossibilities) by Emile Adams, The Light Fantastic by David Blakely*, and most recently Time for Chocolate by Bruce Dean Willis.

*The Light Fantastic received the inaugural TATE for Best Original Play in 2017.