Drammy Awards LOVES PCTG and Fertile Ground: Submit your NEW PLAYS NOW!


As always, we Busy Bees working away in our (theatrical) honey-filled hive at Drammy Towers can ALWAYS spare a minute to support our Queen Bee Mother Figure, Portland Civic Theatre Guild, as well as to foster the Blossoming Buds of new works that spring up and flower for our dramatic delight each year from Fertile Ground. So today we are posting PCTG’s call for this year’s new play.  Portland Playwrights! Be part of the Buzz! Get your submissions in here. 


Portland Area Playwrights! Do you have a new play you would like read for Fertile Ground 2016? 

The Portland Civic Theatre Guild is seeking submissions for a professional reading of a new play to be produced as part of Fertile Ground: Portland’s Citywide Festival of New Works 2016. Here are the details:

  • The playwright must be from the Portland Metropolitan Area.
  • The reading will include a paid professional director and actors.
  • The playwright will receive a $200 stipend.
  • The reading will be held at the Old Church as part of Fertile Ground 2016.

Submission Information

  • The playwright must be from the Portland Metropolitan Area.
  • Submissions must be original full-length plays that have not been produced (though previous workshops and readings are okay). Translations, musicals, and children’s plays will not be accepted.
  • The play must require no more than six actors. Plays requiring more than six actors will be disqualified.
  • The play must not be scheduled for professional production at the time of submission.
  • The manuscript must be written in standard professional play format.
  • Please include your name and contact information on the title page. A brief biography may be included at the end of the manuscript but is not required.
  • The submission email subject line must read as follows: Title of play, authors name, PCTG submission 2016. Example: Hamlet, William Shakespeare, PCTG Submission 2016.

Submissions will be accepted electronically in PDF format. Please send submissions to: pctgnewplays@gmail.com by Friday July 24, 2015.

Please direct questions to pctgnewplays@gmail.com.

The Portland Civic Theatre Guild is an all volunteer organization. Its mission is to serve and support Portland’s theatre community. The Guild’s programs include:

  • Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s First Tuesday Readers Theatre
  • Awards and fellowships including the Leslie O. Fulton Fellowship, the Portland Civic Theatre Award in Support of Theatre, and the Mary Brand Theatre for Youth Program.
  • The Drammys

More information about the Guild can be found at:


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