Call for Applicants!



Apply to EST/LA’s New West’s Playwrights Group

Application Deadline: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019


New West Playwrights, an EST/LA program committed to providing young playwrights with a community to strengthen their work as they begin their careers as professional writers, is now accepting applications for our 2020 class of playwrights under the age of 30. Membership includes weekly meetings, workshop readings of plays in development, and sessions with theatre professionals in Los Angeles. New West members have signed with agents, been awarded residencies, and received professional productions in LA and around the country. 




Applications should be emailed to Christine Hamilton-Schmidt and Kevin Comartin at with the subject “Your Name - New West 2020


In the body of your email, please include your name, phone number, birth date, and any social media links you wish to share.


Attached as PDF documents, please include:

a maximum of 25 pages of work that best represents you as a playwright

your playwriting resume

a one page letter of intent. Why do you want to be a part of New West?


If you have any questions about the application process, please email us. Thank you, and good luck!