Steppenwolf Theatre Company accepts full-length scripts year-round from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we have an existing professional relationship. In recognition of our commitment to fostering unrepresented and local voices, we invite unrepresented writers to submit a query consisting of a brief bio, short synopsis and ten pages of sample dialogue during the months of July and August. These submissions must be made electronically via the portal on this page.
This policy allows us to serve playwrights by creating a transparent, streamlined process. We are committed to discovering new voices, and do so by building robust partnerships with new play development organizations, graduate writing programs, playwrights' centers, literary agencies and other theatres nationwide, which allow us to focus on our new play development activities.