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TNT New Play Project 2016
Visit the 2014 TNT POPS! New Play Project Winners.
    The 5th Biennial TNT POPS! New Play Project is now in process. The sixty plays have been selected and the readers have begun. Best wishes to all the playwrights whose plays are being evaluated. The first round of readings will end in mid-November and you will be notified if your play has been selected to go to the Tier 2 readers.
    TNT’s Production of Original PlayS (POPS) takes place every two years. The submission dates for the 2016 TNT POPS! New Play Project will be September 1 through 30, 2015. Only full length plays will be accepted, and a total of two (2) will be selected. Once selected, each play will be produced during the 2016-17 season, either on a mainstage or in a second space, by a TNT member theatre company.

    TNT will accept sixty (60) full length scripts on a first come, first served basis, submitted between the dates listed above. Please read the following Rules and Submission Process carefully. We also suggest you read the 2016 TNT POPS! FAQS. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 817-731-2238.

    The selected plays will be announced on Saturday, March 19, 2016 during the TNT Annual Conference.

Rules & Submission Process TNT POPS! FAQS
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Scripts Accepted: Between Tuesday, September 1 and midnight CDT on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Scripts received before or after these dates will not be accepted.

Number of copies: Emailed only (no hard copies accepted)- One (1) Microsoft Word file or pdf file; Limit: 1 script per playwright. Previously submitted plays may not be resubmitted.

Full Length
  • The script includes set requirements.
  • The script includes a cast list.
  • The script includes brief character description(s).
  • The script does NOT contain playwright name and/or contact information.     This information should be on the submission form only.
Type Size: 12 pt Times New Roman or 12 pt Courier.

Format: Standard Stage Format. Final Draft format is acceptable - but must be saved and sent as a PDF file.

Topic or theme: Open

No Entry Fee. TNT individual members receive priority placement in the event that more than 60 scripts have been received by the deadline. To become a member, click here.

Selections announced: March 19, 2016

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