SUBMISSIONS For 9th Annual Title Wave: The 2023 New Works Festival




Submissions are now closed for the 2023 New Works Festival, taking place May 5–7, 2023.

Thank you to all those who submitted.

 Questions may be directed to the Literary Manager, Hope Villanueva, at






Established in 2014, the New Works Festival is an annual presentation of new plays and musicals and an opportunity for playwrights to work on their play in-person with directors and professional actors. New Works plays and musicals represent a broad array of voices, viewpoints, cultures, and styles. The works presented are stories we haven’t heard, make us feel joy and humanity, and take us on new journeys. The festival is a process of growth and development for not only the playwrights and their works, but for the creative team at Bay Street who are looking to learn from new talent. Double Helix, a new musical by Madeline Myers premiering at Bay Street’s 2023 Mainstage season, was a play presented at the 2022 New Works Festival.