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We here at March Forth love good stories, and without writers… well we don’t have many good stories, now do we? That is why every summer we provide writers with a chance to have their work read and shared informally in an environment that promotes collaboration, thoughtful feedback and the building of our artistic community.


For four Mondays every summer we gather writers, actors, directors and dramaturgs to read a new play along with the playwright. We discuss what we’ve just experienced, and address any questions or concerns the playwright might have. This is a perfect opportunity for early-career writers or seasoned veterans looking for a supportive arena to try out their newest venture!

Stories that Matter

Past Playwrights

Summer Salon Guidelines


  • Full Length, original plays only (no musicals).

  • Play must be complete at the time of submission. Revisions to submitted scripts are allowed, however incomplete texts will not be considered.

  • Playwright must be able to attend the Salon in NYC (August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th)

  • All submissions materials must be provided in PDF format.

  • Multiple submissions accepted, however only one slot will be awarded per playwright.

  • Preference will be given to plays that stretch the bounds of theatrical storytelling.

Submissions for the 2017 Salon are now closed. Please check back in March for the 2018 submissions guidelines.

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