SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Three easy steps to SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIAL

Step 1: Review Our Upcoming Themes

2021 Salon Theatre Season VIA ZOOM

AHA! Moments

Funny, truthful and endearing stories of the moment when you “just knew” life was about to change…sometimes for the better, but not always.

Submissions are now closed. 

Family Matters

We love them.  We hate them.  We can’t live with them; we can’t live without them.  The matters of family, and why family matters, are as old as the Bible. This show reveals our most personal family stories.

Deadline for submissions
December 1, 2020

What’s Next?

When a group of young professional emerging artists reflect on their lives, family, love and what it means to be Jewish, be prepared to laugh, cry and be grateful our future is in good hands.

Theme and Submission Deadline TBD November 2020

PLUS BONUS SHOW
Persian Sunrise, American Sunset

From the sands of Persia to the shores of the United States, Iranians have made a life altering journey and are redefining home.  But how does a community living outside its homeland define its heart?  These poignant, hilarious and heartbreaking stories will share their challenges and triumphs.

Deadline for submissions
February 1, 2021

2022 Salon Theatre Themes

Remembrance of Things Present

The legacy of the Shoah in stories from the next generations are not only funny and insightful, but deeply moving.

Deadline for submissions
February 1, 2021

Star Spangled Sabra

Israeli Americans share their story of longing, loss and love in the Diaspora.

Deadline for submissions
April 1, 2021

Sweet Tea & the Southern Jew

Growing up or living in our Southern states is a legacy of hospitality, good food and sometimes not quite fitting in with your neighbors.  These are stories of struggles, humor and finding out what it means to be a Jew in the south.

Deadline for submissions
July 1, 2021

Wide Open

Sometimes an opportunity stares us in the face and we are too frightened to take it. Other times our heat and heart are wide open and we grab hold for dear life. These true stories explore what happens when we take a chance and find a pleasant surprise or a less than perfect unexpected outcome.

Deadline for submissions
July 1, 2021

Step 2: Carefully Read Submissions Guidelines

Submission Guidelines 

JWT produces contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.  Most of the stories are true.  If you want to see your work performed on our stage, your best chance is to submit a first-person narrative OR a short story that is no longer than 1500 words AND illuminates a theme that JWT is exploring in the upcoming seasons (themes listed below.)  Stories, one-acts, poems or songs will be considered.  Sometimes we incorporate short, 5-8 minute plays into these salons if they fit the theme.

We are not taking submissions for full length plays this season.

Please do not submit your work unless it fits a theme.

No, you need not be Jewish to submit, but we prefer work have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.

All genders are welcome and encouraged to write for JWT.

Yes, all works are given an honorarium based on how many times the piece is performed.

Of course, you are Jewish.

Gladly and with great interest.  We love stories from Jews from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

One acts that run longer than 8 minutes will not be considered.

Please, do not submit works with large casts.  Our stage is small.

Previously produced or published work is welcome. Please include production and/or publication history.

We encourage composers, song-writers, and performers to submit individual work. Musicals are welcome, but plays with large casts will be rejected without reading.

We read every piece submitted at least twice, a process that takes time. If we plan to use your work in an upcoming show, we will contact you by email within one month of that performance. Please check our website for posting of performance dates. If we cannot use your piece this season, we will keep it in our files for future use, when it may be better suited to another theme.

Step 3: Fill out Writers Submission Form

SUBMIT YOUR MATERIAL
VIA OUR WRITER SUBMISSION FORM HERE:

SUBMIT

Make sure your name and title of your work appear on your submission.

If you have any problems using our submission form, please contact: Rose@jewishwomenstheatre.org

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AGES 17 – 93,

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UNTOLD STORIES.

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THE NEXT GENERATION

OF JEWISH THEATRE

AND CULTURE

IN LOS ANGELES

AND BEYOND.