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.

2018-19 SEASON

Submissions accepted through August 31, 2018.

Heller Theatre Company is looking for two 45-60-minute one-act 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 plays include I Wish You Actually Liked Me (and Other Familial Impossibilities) by Emile Adams, The Light Fantastic by David Blakely*, Time for Chocolate by Bruce Dean Willis, as well as many short plays and one-acts.

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

Second Sunday Serials

Second Sunday Serials will return October 2018 to kick-off another round of the monthly original theatre celebration.

In Second Sunday Serials, playwrights tell a story one month at a time. Each month, 5 short plays are read aloud/performed; the Top 3 (as voted by the audience) advance to the next month, where the audience will see what happens next in each story. Playwrights whose scripts are chosen to go forward receive a royalty for each month and must submit the next installment each month until the story is wrapped up or they are no longer voted forward.

Submissions can be made at any time to

Heller Shorts 2018: On Cloud 9

Submissions are now closed for Heller Shorts 2018. 

Submissions for the tenth annual Heller Shorts festival will begin Spring 2019.

Playwrights whose shorts are selected for performance will be notified by the end of May.