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Now Accepting Applications 
Application Deadline: 

SUNDAY, October 31st, 2021


New West Playwrights, an EST/LA program committed to strengthening the work of young playwrights and providing them with a support system of professional artists, is now accepting applications for our 2022 class of playwrights under the age of 30. Membership includes weekly meetings, developmental readings of plays in development, and a working connection with one of Los Angeles’ premiere theatres of new work. New West members and alumni have signed with agents, received professional productions around the country, and gone on to write for companies like HBO and Marvel Studios. 



  • Your 30th birthday must occur during or after the year 2022

  • You must live in the greater Los Angeles area



Applications should be emailed to Troy Loftin, Christine Hamilton-Schmidt and Kevin Comartin at with the subject “<Your Name> - New West 2022


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?


Playwrights of color and writers who belong to other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply! If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at

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