Writers Pool


PlayGround-LA does not accept unsolicited scripts, except as specifically listed below.


Applications for the 2019-20 PlayGround-LA Writers Pool are being accepted, now through May 31, 2019. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, and from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year’s Best of PlayGround. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.

To be eligible, writers must reside within the five counties of the Greater Los Angeles Area. To apply for a place in the 2019-20 writers pool, playwrights must submit a maximum ten-page double-spaced script (previously produced and unproduced scripts eligible) via email to scripts<at>playground-la.org as Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Applications must be received by 11:59pm PST Friday, May 31, 2019. The script must have the playwright’s name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page of the script and include a detailed cast breakdown, and all pages must be numbered. Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. Writers featured in the Best of PlayGround (2016-2019) need not submit a script but must send an email confirming interest in being in the pool by the deadline. Women and playwrights of color encouraged to apply.

To view sample script formats, click the link(s) below.
Submission Format #1
Submission Format #2


The 2019-20 PlayGround-LA Writers Pool will be announced on or before September 1, 2019. There will be a mandatory meeting of the Writers Pool at 5pm on September 8, 2019 (location to be confirmed). Writers Pool members must commit to submitting for at least four of the six Monday Night PlayGrounds in any season. The submission of a script to Monday Night PlayGround grants PlayGround-LA the exclusive option to stage the play as part of the Monday Night PlayGround and, should it be so selected, to present the world premiere as part of The Best of PlayGround and the non-exclusive right to publish the script in the “Best of PlayGround” anthology.

For any questions not answered above, email to info<at>playground-la.org.