From Press Release

Okay, so, this is an odd press release for me to publish here on Mooney on Theatre, since we’re basically about theatre in Toronto, and, at the very least, about theatre in Canada, but I’m intrigued by the idea of the Free Night of Theatre Campaign, so this caught my eye.  How come we don’t have a free night of theatre campaign in Canada?

Anyway, if you have a play you want produced in Alabama, then check out the release below:


The Layman Group is very proud to be joining the Theatre Communications Group’s very popular national FREE NIGHT OF THEATRE Campaign!!

This successful national audience development program was designed to attract new patrons to live theatre and give existing patrons access to venues they might not be familiar with. This fall, theatre-goers from coast to coast will be given the opportunity to attend performances presented by over 700 theatres, in more than 120 cities, completely free of charge.

With that, we are currently IN SEARCH of a dynamic, thought provoking theatre script to present as a live staged reading for this event! Spread the word to all your playwright friends!

Here are few guidelines:

1. Scripts from Alabama based playwrights are preferred, but ALL will be considered.

2. Scripts must not have been produced before.

3. Scripts must read longer than 45 mins.

4. One submission per playwright.

5. Casting will be handled/finalized by The Layman Group.

6. We are not accepting adaptations.

7. We are not accepting musicals.

8. Deadline to submit is Sept 10th.

The selected script will be announced by Sept 15th. The staged reading is targeted to go up between OCT 15th & Oct 31st.
Playwrights: This a great way to develop your script to full potential, as well as obtain some national recognition for your work!

Please send scripts in WORD or PDF format, with contact info and playwright bio to :, with PLAY SUBMISSION as the subject.

We look forward to reading your work!!