Carte Blanche Studios Theatre is seeking plays (anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes) for its fall New Plays Festival to be held in November, 2012. Each play selected will be given a production at Carte Blanche and will be performed in a festival format with other plays. We encourage the submission of a variety of subjects and genres from comedy, drama, farce, avant-garde, puppetry, political, social, burlesque, absurd, mask, etc.

It may be that some of the selected plays will be work-shopped prior to the beginning of rehearsal. Playwrights will be provided with the services of a *director/producer/dramaturge and **actors to provide feedback for the re-write process. All re-writes will be playwright-driven therefore the playwright should be available for this exploration.

Submission guidelines: 1. Plays must be un-produced (readings are O.K.) 2. Length may be from 10 minutes to 45 minutes (no musicals please) 3. Playwrights will not direct their own work. 4. Deadline for submissions is September 10, 2012.  5. Send two copies of your script plus a plot synopsis to:

Carte Blanche Studios New Plays Festival, 1024 S 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204, or drop them off in person . For more information call James Dragolovich at (414) 688-7313 or email

*To be considered for directing please send us a letter of request and a production/acting resume. You do not need prior directing experience.

**Once the plays are chosen they will be assigned a director. A general audition for actors will be held on September 17  with all directors present. Actors will be allowed to be in more than one play. The rehearsal process will be no two and a half weeks and will start immediately following the auditions.