nuVoices is Currently Accepting Submissions

ATC is pleased to announce nuVoices 5 will be accepting submissions from March 30 to April 15th.  

nuVoices is a new play festival focused on finding, developing and producing new voices in our theatrical and geographical communities. The festival will take place Sunday, July 7th through July 14th on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte. This is a paid opportunity, and includes travel and housing.

nuVoices is unique to the field in that 4 playwrights are invited to participate in the festival, and at least one will receive a full production in the following season.  Since the beginning of the festival, we have produced 5 world-premieres. Three of those we were able to be a part a Rolling World Premiere, where the works were produced around the country.

All plays will be accepted through New Play Exchange.  We encourage anyone interested create a profile on the exchange.  (NPE is a project of the National New Play Network, of which we are proud core members. Membership to the exchange provides many other opportunities to have your work reviewed by theatres. Learn more at https://newplayexchange.org/)

Once you have a profile on the exchange and you meet any of the following criteria, you will receive an invitation to "tag" a play for our review.  All plays must not have received a professional production. (A professional production is defined as a production in which all parties are paid, and all theatrical elements required by the text are present.)

Open submissions will be welcomed from those matching one of the following criteria:

  • Living in the Carolinas (NC or SC)
  • One-Person Shows
  • Biographical Works: focusing on female characters, characters of color, and characters of LGBTQ identity.  We are committed to developing on works that represent the diversity of our community.

Work will not necessarily be selected from each criteria. Criteria may change during the process. Given time and resource demands, we will not be providing individual feedback. Our reader pool is created from our community of nuVoices participants, our audience, and our partners at Queens.

Questions? Contact nuVoices@atcharlotte.org