New Works Series

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc.’s new play development program Playwrights Lab, is collaborating with arts/cultural organizations to provide theatrical space and resources to give rise to local playwrights and their new works. The playwrights selected for our developmental workshops will have access to our dramaturg for further conceptual, revisionary, and editorial help as well as table readings of their full-length working draft with other theatre artists. Once the draft is ready for production, the play will undergo a week-long rehearsal and tech period, which includes a director, professional actors, and minimal scenic and lighting design. Following the rehearsal period, 2-3 performances of the production will be available as ticketed, non-equity events.


Playwrights on Park's mission is to develop and produce original plays, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development. This event includes a reading of a new play by professional actors, a talk back following the reading with the playwright, cast, and director, and an opportunity for audience members to complete a response card for each play/musical.We are currently accepting submissions for the 2023 season of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. 

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2024 season of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: February 1st, 2024
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 14th, 2024.

Submit plays through this Google Form

No late submissions will be accepted.


Playwrights MUST be able to come to West Hartford to attend the staged reading and the audience discussion that follows. There will be a rehearsal on the day of the reading in which attendance by the playwright is optional but strongly encouraged. Transportation may be provided from NYC or New England locations by the Playhouse.

Readings will be on select Sunday nights throughout the season at 7:00 pm. Playreading dates TBD

We will choose FIVE plays for readings for the 2024/25 season. Final selections will be made by May 1st, 2022.

Submission Guidelines

  • BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, womxn, Latinx, and differently-abled artists are strongly encouraged to submit
  • We are seeking FULL LENGTH plays. No musicals or One-Acts at this time
  • We are only seeking plays with small casts (4 or less actors), particularly 2 or 3 character casts
  • Submit through this Google Form.
  • Include any production or workshop history, as well as biographies of the playwright, and any collaborators
  • Playwrights may self-submit or go through a literary agent.
  • Connecticut-based and NYC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit
  • Please do not submit any plays that have already been submitted to Playwrights on Park in the past.


Liv Fassanella is a playwright and dramaturg based in Connecticut. Her plays explore diverse experiences of womanhood through horror, comedy, and drama. Her play Adam and the Witches was selected for a workshop with Foul Contending Rebels Theatre Cooperative in Burlington, Vermont that took place in March-June 2023. In June of 2023, her short play Serious Play was produced as part of the Manchester Playwrights Festival at the Little Theatre of Manchester in Manchester, Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s degree in playwriting from Bennington College in 2021, and since has served as the resident Dramaturg and New Works Coordinator at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford Connecticut. Email:


Playwrights on Park readings are by invitation only. They are not open to the public.

If you would like to be added to our invite list, please email Liv Fassanella, New Works Coordinator, at

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Email Liv Fassanella, New Works Coordinator, at


GHOST STORY, by Lia Romeo
New Works Series, 2022

WEBSTER'S BITCH, by Jaqueline Bircher
New Works Series, 2022

**WEBSTER’S BITCH will be produced as a full Main Stage production in Playhouse on Park’s 14th Season! Click here to learn more.