Title Wave @ Bay Street: The New Works Festival

Bay Street Theater will open the submission period for our New Works Festival on

October 1, 2023.


We will be accepting new full-length plays for our Festival to take place in May 2024, exact dates TBD.

Bay Street is looking for plays that represent a broad array of voices, viewpoints, cultures, and styles. Writers of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit. We are looking for pieces that have had re-writes and development already, perhaps now in their third or fourth draft, and are at a stage where the addition of in-person creatives can be used to their full value.

We offer an opportunity to work with directors and actors on your play, in-person. Selected plays will be provided with dramaturgical notes from our artistic leadership, rehearsal time in NYC, and a public presentation in Sag Harbor, NY, with an audience feedback session, over the course of several days. 

We are not able to offer transportation to or housing in NYC at this time, though we will transport participants from NYC to Sag Harbor for the day of presentations. 

A full-length play is a single work that constitutes a stand-alone evening of theatre. We are not currently looking for musicals or plays for young audiences. We are also looking for plays that can be performed with no more than six actors.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN ON October 1, 2023.

Submissions will remain open through October 31, 2023 or when we reach 300 submissions, whichever comes first.


Questions may be directed to the Literary Manager, Hope Villanueva, at LitManager@BayStreet.org.