In our 20/21 theatrical season, Theatrical Outfit launched the Made in Atlanta (MIA) New Play Development program which contains four components: The Unexpected Play Festival, MIA New Play Workshop, MIA Commissions, and MIA Presents… Each of the components align with our mission of “starting the conversations that matter,” by championing the unheard stories that celebrate the richness and challenge the assumptions of who we are as a city. Our goal is to contribute to the development of a diverse Southern dramatic canon with an emphasis on stories that embody an ever evolving “Atlanta aesthetic.”

In our 20/21 theatrical season, Theatrical Outfit launched the Made in Atlanta (MIA) New Play Development program which contains four components: The Unexpected Play Festival, MIA New Play Workshop, MIA Commissions, and MIA Presents… Each of the components align with our mission of “starting the conversations that matter,” by championing the unheard stories that celebrate the richness and challenge the assumptions of who we are as a city. Our goal is to contribute to the development of a diverse Southern dramatic canon with an emphasis on stories that embody an ever evolving “Atlanta aesthetic.”

FOUR COMPONENTS

THE UNEXPECTED PLAY FESTIVAL
Every year we produce a series of world premiere readings in partnership with Working Title Playwrights of plays by Atlanta based playwrights,
and “work in progress” readings from our commissions and workshop series, followed by facilitated feedback sessions with live audiences. Submission process is managed by Working Title Playwrights.

MIA NEW PLAY WORKSHOPS (2 Per Year)
We offer a week of rehearsal with a director, a dramaturg, and a full cast to dig into key questions about content, theme, structure, character development, story arc etc. to deepen the impact of the work and get it ready for a Main Stage production.

MIA COMMISSIONS (1 Per Year)
Commissions support the creation of brand new plays, from initial concept all the way through to production. We look for exciting stories that start crucial conversations in our community, and highlight the diverse voice of Atlanta.

MIA PRESENTS …
We offer Theatrical Outfit as a home for World Premiere productions of dynamic and exciting new plays that are connected to community engagement programs which deepen the impact of the work.

Submitting

In an effort to offer access to a diverse group of local artists, and in alignment to the stated mission of our Made in Atlanta program, Theatrical Outfit accepts unsolicited inquiries, synopses and dialogue samples of up to ten pages from playwrights who reside in the state of Georgia. These materials will be evaluated for inclusion in the week-long development program for Made in Atlanta. If the play fits our criteria, the playwright will be notified for additional information about the play and the playwright’s interest in further development. Materials will not be returned or acknowledged except in cases of further interest on the part of the theatre.

Unsolicited complete manuscripts will be accepted when submitted by professional representatives only. Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as “professional representation” in this venue. Agents may submit work on behalf of their clients with the subject line “Made In Atlanta: Agent Submission.”

For all submissions, our email address is: madeinatlanta@theatricaloutfit.org

And our mailing address is:
Made In Atlanta New Work Program
The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s
84 Luckie Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303

Notable New Works

We The Village by Dana Stringer – 2020 Workshop