The Cutting Ball Theater is now accepting script submissions for its RISK IS THIS…New Experimental Plays Festival in the 2017/2018 season.

The Cutting ball Theater is seeking two unproduced and unpublished full-length experimental plays to be presented in RISK IS THIS… in February 2018, part of Avant GardARAMA: Cutting ball's re-imagines signature festival of experimental works.

Selected playwrights will collaborate closely with a director, actors, and designers over the course of a week-long developmental workshop, focusing on the playwright's generative process and the achievement of their vision for the play and conceptualizing the script's realization in full production. This week-long process will culminate in two public readings on Cutting Ball's main stage.

Submissions must be full-length, unproduced, and unpublished.

Submissions must defy boundaries of naturalism and demonstrate the playwright's commitment to experimentation within the dramatic form.

Step One: email Associate Artistic Director Ariel Craft at with:

  1. Your full-length script in PDF format, including playwright's name and contact information on the title page.
  2. comprehensive history of the play's development, including past or future workshops or readings at other theaters and any upcoming plans for production.
  3. short biography of the playwright.

To ensure proper processing, please include "RISK IS THIS… Submission" in the subject line of your email.

Step Two: Submit your $5.00 submission fee. No script will be reviewed until playwright's submission fee has been processed. If the name associated with your payment method is different than the playwright's name, please email to ensure your script and placement are properly paired.

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2017.