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Submission Policy

Piven Theatre is currently accepting submissions, and will review synopses and script samples from both new and previously produced plays. Due to the amount of material we receive, unsolicited full manuscripts cannot be evaluated. Piven is always looking for new, thoughtful, and provocative stories to produce on stage. We currently produce ensemble driven pieces in intimate environments; particularly story theatre and adaptations. But we consider a wide array of styles and genres when developing our season. Please include: - Synopsis - Character Breakdown - 10 Pages of Script - Author Contact Information / SES Piven will contact the playwright directly if we are interested in seeing a full manuscript. Please keep in mind that we receive a great number of submissions, and we do not contact every playwright who submits their work. Please e-mail submissions to Literary Department or mail to the following address: Piven Theatre Workshop Attn: Literary Department 927 Noyes St - Suite 110 Evanston, IL 60201

Internship Opportunities

Piven Theatre Workshop does accept applications for administrative internships. Interns working at Piven participate in a wide variety of projects including marketing, development, production management, school administration, development, special events, etc. While our internships are unpaid and we do not offer housing, our interns gain valuable experience in the fields of arts administration, special event planning, and theatre production. We are happy to work with universities to grant college credit for internship time where applicable, as well as a Piven class and tickets to Piven productions. For
more information about the internship program and how to apply, please read our internship page.


Actors, designers and theatre technicians should feel free to direct their resumes / headshots to: Piven Theatre 927 Noyes St. #110 Evanston, IL 60201 ATTN: Casting.  Please, no calls or faxes.

Volunteering at Piven

We welcome volunteers throughout the year in the areas of: - volunteering at special events - helping with mailings and office projects - helping on productions - and more! Please feel free to contact us for more information. Please include the areas that you wish to volunteer with, and your general time availability. Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer community!