Stage Writers

a writers organization serving Dallas–Fort Worth playwrights by staging monthly discussion & critique meetings, producing an annual playwriting competition & festival, and spotlighting local play readings & submissions.

get involved

Both playwrights and theater fans are welcome to attend our meetings. Playwrights benefit from hearing their scenes read aloud and receiving immediate feedback, while theatre fans have the opportunity to hear and discuss new works. For all the latest news, sign up for our monthly Stage Writers Spotlight.

Play Submission Opportunity


Domestic Violence Awareness Playwriting Competition

In partnership with Stage Writers, Brighter Tomorrows is hosting a playwriting competition to promote awareness and prevention of domestic and teen dating violence to the North Texas community. Three to five plays will be selected from the competition entries to receive staged readings at the "Purple Playbill" event in October 2019. The playwright who writes the play that receives the most audience votes at the event will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, July 10th @ 7pm

Picasso's Pizza (Bent Tree) | 18160 Dallas Pkwy | Dallas, TX

Playwrights and theatre fans are invited to come together to discuss story ideas, read scenes aloud, and critique each other's new works.

meeting format

During the first hour, while most of us order food, playwrights are offered a turn to discuss what they are currently writing, planning to write, or struggling to write. During the second hour, we read aloud and critique scenes. If you'd like to have a scene (or ~10 pages) of your script read, then please bring along as many copies as there are speaking characters *plus one*. For example, if your scene/pages have three speaking roles, then please bring (at least) FOUR copies — three for the characters and one for stage directions.

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