Info for Playwrights

Thank you for your interest in the Garage Theatre Group (GTG). We have always been involved in the presentation of new works and are interested in plays that are issue driven. We are happy to receive new works from emerging and well-established writers.

Although we would like to support the development of plays of every scope and genre, we are focusing, at this juncture, on works that are producible at The Garage Theatre Group. We appreciate creativity and originality, but large casts (more than six actors), dancing horses, and high wire acts are beyond our means!

Submission Requirements

In order to give consideration to as many submissions as possible, we ask that you provide:

  • A cover page listing the title of your play and your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. Also include a bulleted list of any readings, workshops, productions, awards that your play has received. Please forward any updates following your initial submission. For musicals, include orchestra and choreography requirements/expectations.
  • A character breakdown that includes characters’ names, ages, genders, options for double casting, and a descriptive phrase about each character. For musicals, include vocal ranges required for each cast member.
  • A brief synopsis of your play (no more than 250 words). Please focus on the premise, plot and themes of the piece.
  • An excerpt from your play, no more than ten pages. For musicals, submit audio demo of no more than ten minutes.

Send the above information, organized as outlined, in Microsoft Word or PDF. Head each page with your last name, and number all pages consecutively.

We will contact you to obtain a full copy of your script (and score) should we wish to read it in its entirety.

Email submissions to
Label the subject of your email as “Submission: (your last name).” Example: Submission: Shakespeare.
Send all submission materials as an attachment. Include only the play’s title and your full name in the body of your email.

To submit via mail, post submissions to
Dramaturg – The Garage Theatre Group
P.O. Box 252 Tenafly NJ 07670

We do our best to review and track submissions, but the Garage Theatre Group cannot guarantee a response to all submissions and assumes no obligation for return of submission materials.

If you have any questions, please email us at


Michael Bias
Artistic/ Producing Director


Professional and Youth Theater in northern New Jersey