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For Artists

A major part of Second Generation’s mission is to provide early-career opportunities for Asian American playwrights, actors, directors and designers. We accept unsolicited actor submissions, director and designer resumes, and new play submissions year-round.

Please feel free to send materials electronically (preferred) to casting@2g.org, or by mail to:

Second Generation
P.O. Box 391
New York, NY 10018

New Play Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts should be original, unproduced plays written specifically for the stage.

Mailed manuscripts should be bound, on letter-size 8.5″ x 11″ paper in a readable font, with a title page containing all relevant contact information for the author and/or author’s representative. Email submissions should allow for printing in this format.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your submission, including all previous development, readings and/or productions, if applicable, of the submitted work. If there are any options, rights or other contractual obligations related to the submission, please provide all pertinent details in your cover letter.

Although we are specifically seeking plays by writers of Asian descent, we have no limitations on technical or artistic modes of expression, and therefore do not impose any requirements in terms of form, style, genre, or theme. We are not limiting our interest to plays that specifically address “Asian American issues”, or some broad notion of “The Asian American Experience”. As an arts organization dedicated to providing a platform for the diversity of experience within our community, we have no interest in defining or limiting the scope of what that “experience” might be. So please don’t worry about such formal restrictions, and simply send us work that matters to you. Regardless of whether or not it is selected for further development or production, it will matter to us as well.

While we take great care in reviewing all submitted materials, we regret that we may be unable to respond to all submissions in a substantive way. Please Note: Due to new postal restrictions, we will no longer be able to return any mailed scripts you provide. Should you wish to pick up your script following our review, please so indicate in your cover letter. Otherwise, we will recycle all submitted materials at the end of our review process.

Headshot/Resume Submission Guidelines:

For actors, directors, designers, stage management, or technical crew submissions, please submit a detailed resume along with a cover letter describing your interest in Second Generation’s productions. Please include all relevant contact information and/or agent information with your submission.

All resumes and headshots will be kept on file. Feel free to send updated headshots and resumes as desired.

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