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Interested in submitting a script for reading consideration for Rough Draughts? 

The NOLA Project is dedicated to providing a nurturing home for storytellers at all stages of their playwriting careers, and we're proud to introduce new playwrights to the The NOLA Project ensemble and audiences family each year.  But we are an ensemble-based company so scripts that require a small cast are not likely to be considered for our readings or for potential productions by our company. We also want to make sure that any script we select will get the necessary development that the script and playwright deserve.

At this time, The NOLA Project accepts full script submissions only from established literary agents. If you are a represented writer, please have your literary agent submit on your behalf to Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as professional representation in our venue.


If you are an unrepresented writer, you are still very welcome to submit.  We ask that your submission include a 15-page script sample, a script synopsis, a list of characters, and a brief bio. Please email your materials to

Playwrights are also welcome to email invitations to upcoming readings or productions of their work to any and all of our artistic leadership.  

Due to the number of new work submissions received by The NOLA Project every year, we cannot personally respond to every 15-page submission. However, all script sample submissions will be read by one of our Associate Artistic Directors within one month of submission. If we are interested in reading more of your work, a representative of our Rough Draughts program will contact you to request the full script.

Please note: If you have submitted anything over the course of the last two years, due to the pandemic and our company’s programming being largely shut down there is a backlog of scripts that were received.  We will be looking at each one of them, but if you want to ensure that your script receives consideration sooner please submit again following the above guidelines.  

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