The Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s 9th annual Native American New Play Festival invites Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico playwrights to submit full-length scripts written for the stage from an Indigenous perspective. 

How to Submit

All submissions must conform to a standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered). We welcome plays that have had previous workshops and productions within the last five years. Please include a production history if applicable. Include a title page with full contact information, (mailing address, phone numbers, email address) a draft or revision date and a character breakdown at the beginning of your script. Please provide a biography of 100 words and provide a photo of at least 300dpi. Please label all attachments as follows: Title of the play Author’s Last Name, First Initial.

All themes and topics are welcomed. Plays may focus on historical or present-day issues. We are especially interested in plays that center on an Oklahoma tribe and tribal history within the state. 

Email your submission materials to

Maya Torralba at:


All Materials Must be Submitted By February 15, 2018

Selection Process

Full length plays that are received by February 15, 2018 will be read and evaluated by a panel comprised of Native American theatre artists and invested community members. The panel will select 2-3 plays for a staged reading during the festival based on originality, theatricality, and execution. Finalist will receive a staged reading with professional actors and a director during the festival. An audience discussion will follow the readings. A full production will be awarded to one of the finalists from the readings and showcased as the featured production the following festival year, 2019. 


The festival will take place June 7-9 and June 14-16, 2018 in the Oklahoma City Music Hall (City Space Theatre). 

This year’s featured festival production is “Round Dance” by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo/Muscogee Creek).

For more information about the festival, Click here or check out www.NANPF.org

*We only accept submissions written for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico artists.