Script Submissions

Mercury Players prides itself on providing exposure for many area playwrights. Our philosophy is based on providing a venue for new works, and new talent. Mercury Players is always looking for bold, brave, thought-provoking scripts of any length. We pride ourselves on producing shows that push boundaries. Script submissions may be sent to:

Mercury Players Theatre
Attn: Artistic Director
P.O. Box 3113
Madison, WI 53704

Please include contact information, and also include a return envelope with postage if you wish to have your script returned.

From the Artistic Director:

Greetings Playwrights! We at Mercury Players are dedicated to fostering the development of new playwrights. Just wanted to drop a line here to give you a bit more of an idea about what we look for in scripts.

All original scripts are evaluated by our artistic committee on a continual basis. We are dedicated to scripts that take bold directions, are tightly written, and create original and engaging characters. We have built our reputation on dark comedies and twisted drama, and most of the playwrights we work with regularily have a taste for it.

As a rule, original scripts are developed in-company for a year before being slotted in a season - we feel that this incubation time is vital to bring each new script to its full potential. If your submission is not selected for development and you would like comments from the artistic committee on it, please include a stamped return envelope. Please be patient. We put as much care into evaluating scripts as you do iin the writing.

Thank you for considering Mercury Players!

Pete Rydberg