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Play submissions

Avalanche is committed to fostering the innovative and unconventional voices in the Chicago theatre community, by developing new plays and playwrights. Through a series of workshop readings and feedback sessions, we hope to foster the growth of new plays in a constructive and encouraging environment, and to offer a platform for new playwrights to have their work seen.

We are specifically looking for plays that will benefit from a development process.


December 1 - 15, 2024

We are not accepting play submissions at this time. Submissions will reopen from December 1 - 15, 2024.

If you're interested in getting your play in front of us, join us at one of our monthly Show & Tell play reading events!

Actor submissions

We are always looking for new collaborators to help us bring the plays in our Next Draft Series to life! The Next Draft process is typically a time commitment of 2 read-throughs with feedback discussions, 3 staging rehearsals, and 2 performances, taking place over the course of 3-4 months.

If you are interested in being considered for an upcoming Next Draft workshop and helping with the development of new plays, please fill out the submission form by clicking the submit button below.

Feel free to send any questions to

We look forward to learning more about you!

Building community

We believe that a robust Chicago theatre community requires collaboration, sharing of ideas and resources, and the support of a wide variety of voices in communication. As a highly skilled collective of artists whose goal is new play development and the fostering of a supportive Chicago theatre environment, our goal is for Avalanche to be an accessible resource for the entire community. All things play development related: that's us.

If you or a theatre company in Chicago you work with are interested in collaborating with Avalanche - whether that be having us assist with new play development, co-producing a new play together, or simply sharing knowledge - we are happy to have a conversation and help where we can! 

Feel free to send any questions to

We look forward to working with you!

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