ArtAge Publications, the source of Senior Theatre plays, books and materials for older performers accepts submissions. Meeting the needs of older performers, from amateur to professional, there is something for everyone–from short and easy sketches to 3-act musicals.
What to submit: The Senior Theatre collection features plays and musicals of all lengths, but short shows which run up to 20 minutes are the most popular. Directors look for comedies with mainly female casts that require few technical elements and ones that can be staged as readers theatre. Successfully performed shows have senior casts (or mostly senior) with up-to-date, feisty characters in current situations. Roles should challenge performers, yet be fun to stage.
The ArtAge collection features over 400 plays, books, and materials from 130 playwrights and authors. ArtAge reaches out the field with an 9000-name mailing list, the most comprehensive website (#1 in Google), and an e-newsletter that is regularly sent to 3900+ worldwide performing groups’ directors, actors, and Senior Theatre lovers. In a survey to ArtAge’s playwrights:
- 95% are satisfied with ArtAge,
- 95% say that ArtAge is responsive to their needs, and
- 92% give high ratings to ArtAge’s marketing.
How to submit: To learn more about the field and the Senior Theatre Resource Center, review the catalog and read Writing Plays for Senior Theatre. We like scripts that have been performed, so please include the play’s production history. Before you submit, refer to our Writers’ Guidelines for information about how to prepare your script and other details.
We accept scripts only in hard copy. Send them to:
- ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
- 7845 SW Capitol Hwy Ste 12
- Portland OR 97219
Please understand that accepting new works is a lengthy process. Your patience is appreciated. We look forward to reading your work!