Submitting a Script

History Theatre welcomes script submissions for consideration in upcoming seasons. Before submitting, please carefully consider whether the script fits History Theatre’s mission.

Our strong emphasis is on historical plays which tell the stories of real people and real events with a connection to Minnesota or the Midwestern United States.

We do not consider scripts in the genre of historical fiction.

Submitting a script

Please include a one-page treatment and a 10-page excerpt from the script (full scripts are also acceptable.) If the submission is a musical, a CD or digital file can accompany the script.

The treatment should include:

  • A brief synopsis of the plot line
  • Cast size
  • Any special production requirements
  • A brief note explaining why you believe the play fits History Theatre’s mission

Electronic submissions are preferred.
Email materials to newplays@historytheatre.com.

Or via regular mail:

  • History Theatre
    Attn: New Work Development
    30 East Tenth Street
    Saint Paul, MN 55101

 

History Theatre will not respond to every submission; please do not contact us to inquire about the status of your script. If we have questions or would like to proceed with your script, we will contact you when the time is right.

New play ideas

History Theatre often commissions new work based on ideas from a variety of sources – if you are a playwright or community member with a story you believe should be told on our stage, please submit a short paragraph description along with any relevant research.

Email ideas and information to newplays@historytheatre.com.