Audition seeks plays, production process pieces, theory, pedagogy, and more

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Audition: A Journal of Drama and Interdisciplinary Performance

What We Like

Audition seeks work that celebrates interdisciplinary, immediate theatre; experimental stage work; the constant rediscovery of the relationship between the human silhouette and the space that accommodates it; the search for new theatre vocabularies. No deadly theatre. No political manifestos unless politics is subservient to the beauty of language and expression.


Audition is seeking short and full-length plays as well as drama theory, pedagogy, and criticism. Interdisciplinary and hybrid-genre texts are encouraged as long as drama is predominant in the mix. We are particularly interested in the production process and are seeking essays on stage direction (production diaries), set, costume, and lighting design. No musicals. No children's plays.

Translations are welcome and encouraged. The translator cannot also be the author of the piece.

Translators are expected to have obtained permission to translate and must submit the original text along with the translation.

We only consider previously unpublished translations, essays, and plays.

We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you inform us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Please send

1. Plays and production process pieces to Dayana Stetco:

2. Drama theory, pedagogy, and criticism to Rita Costello:

3. Translations and hybrid-genre pieces to Jason Knight:

Submission periods: February 15 through May 15, and August 15 through November 15.

For more information and an idea of what we like, visit the website at: