Source Festival 2017

The time has come for submission for Full-Length Plays for the 2017 Source Festival!  

As you may know, each year Source Festival stages three Full-Length Plays for a five performance run here in Washington, DC.  The three selected playwrights will receive a $500 stipend, a workshop of their play in March 2017, and a fully staged production during the Source Festival in June 2017.

Full-Length Plays are being accepted by invitation only. DMV area playwrights are encouraged to apply.  To receive the link to the online application form and your invitation code, please email Associate Producer Lee Cromwell (  We consider DC-Area playwrights writers that live in: Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland; the District of Columbia; City of Alexandria, Arlington County, City of Falls Church, Fairfax County and Loudon County in Virginia.

Scripts are due September 9, 2016 by 5:00pm EST. The form will close at 5:00pm EST, so please take this into consideration for your application.  Looking for inspiration?  Check out the list of our previously produced work here.

(Our call for 10-Minute Plays will be announced in November and it will include the specific themes for 2017 and the submission guidelines for 10-Minute Plays).  We look forward to reading your work!

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Source Festival, Washington’s source for new work, takes place over three weeks in June each year and features 18 10-Minute Plays, three Full-Length Plays and three Artistic Blind Dates.

By bringing together Washington artists and the work of playwrights from across the country, Source Festival becomes a hive of fresh thinking and bright ideas. Early career artists work side-by-side with seasoned veterans to create this three-week summer festival of new work. There are open-call opportunities for playwrights, actors, directors, as well as visual artists, musicians, filmmakers and others.