2018 Latinx New Play Festival
Rehearsal Dates: Early August 2018
San Diego Repertory Theatre
San Diego Repertory Theatre and Amigos del REP are proud to announce open submissions to the 2018 Latinx New Play Festival, a weekend of new play readings by Latinx playwrights. The festival will showcase four new Latinx plays by Latinx playwrights. The 2018 Latinx New Play Festival seeks to expand the presence of Latinx stories and artists on the American stage that spotlight the broad range of today’s Latinx experience. The festival will invite artistic directors, literary managers, and producers to attend a weekend of readings showcasing the work of Latinx actors, directors, and designers. Past selections include “Fabulous Monsters” by Diana Burbano, “El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey” by Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza with Randy Ertll, “Guadalupe in the Guest Room” by Tony Meneses and “(w)holeness” by Lily Padilla. The festival will take place at The Lyceum Theatres in Horton Plaza.
Four scripts will be selected to be rehearsed over the course of one week, resulting in a public music-stand reading. Readings will be rehearsed early August 2018; combined rehearsal and performance will not exceed 29 hours. Each selected script will be assigned a Latinx director and actors (unless otherwise indicated by the script).
Festival submissions are open to self-identifying Latinx playwrights living in the United States and Mexico. Scripts may be in English or English with some Spanish or another Language (scripts with a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation).
Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission.
At this time, only full length (at least 80 minutes), non-musicals, with cast size under eight will be considered. Plays with music will be considered as resources allow (cast-size less than ten, piano only). Solo pieces will also be considered. Submissions are limited to two scripts per artist.
If you are interested in submitting a play to the 2018 Latinx New Play Festival, click here to download the full submission guidelines.
Thank you to everyone who participated, supported and attended the first annual Latinx New Play Festival!
"Urban Tango" at EVITA Amigos Night, August 2017
Amigos del REP's reading of Abuelito's Mexican Christmas Carol, December 2016
Amigos del REP's Historias Tenebrosas, October 2016
Amigos del REP's Historias Tenebrosas Amigos del REP's reading of
October 2016 The Sweetheart Deal, September 2016
Manifest Destinitis, which originated in Amigos del REP
Amigos del REP is a theatre advocacy council of community members and artists who promote Hispanic/Latino/Chicano theatre at San Diego Repertory Theatre. To register as a volunteer with Amigos del REP, please CLICK HERE to send an email with the following info: your full name, email address, phone number, and area of interest (acting/directing/ushers/production/stage managing). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Founder: Herbert Siguenza
- Executive Producer: Maria Patrice Amon
- Producers: Dave Rivas, Sylvia Enrique
Leaders: Carmen Amon, Elizabeth Corrow, Melody de los Cobos, Jose Galvan, Rudy Gandara, Bryant Hernandez, Daniel Jáquez. Elsa Martinez, Salomon Maya, Vanessa Mendoza, John Padilla, Daniel Ramos, Yvette Roman, Marda Rose, Arusi Santi, Elizabeth Uribe, Mario Vega, Victoria Yvette Zepeda
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Please note San Diego Repertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts by Latinx playwrights. Please see our opportunities page for details on how to submit a script
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