Applications for Irons in the Fire 2020 are now open!

Irons in the Fire is Fault Line Theatre's year-round reading series of new plays in development.

We believe that every play and every playwright requires something a little different, and we want to give our artists the right sandbox to play freely within. So the format for both process and presentation is intentionally malleable. Each public presentation of these works in progress is the culmination of a few hours, a few weeks, or even a few months of rehearsal, depending on what each project requires. These readings are hosted in an environment that appropriately celebrate that particular new script, and are supported by a social event that brings the Downtown Theatre Community together in a fun and meaningful way.


 

A Few Thoughts Before You Apply

  • Applications are due Friday, August 9, 2019 at 5:00pm EST

  • You can apply with a project as either a writer or director

  • Projects need not be finished. We accept proposals for pitches, outlines, drafts, completed scripts and everything in between

  • In the project application, please clearly outline what an ideal development process and timeline would look like for you. There is no set template for each Irons in the Fire project. The only requirement is a public sharing of the piece at some point in the process. What do you need? How do you work? What does this project need to help it get to the next step?

  • Fault Line Theatre creates and produces socially relevant, character-driven plays for today’s audiences. We love all sorts of plays that fit into our mission.

Submission Components

Please complete the Project Application Form and submit along with the requested documents as PDFs to IronsInTheFire@faultlinetheatre.org

  • For Writers:

    • Project Application Form (click here to download)

    • One Page synopsis and character breakdown of the proposed script

    • The script in its most complete form

    • Music samples, if applicable (please send as links or mp3 files)

    • Resume

    • 1 alternative writing sample

  • For Directors:

    • Project Application (click here to download)

    • One Page synopsis and character breakdown of the proposed script

    • The script in its most complete form

    • Music samples, if applicable (please send as links or mp3 files)

    • Resume

    • 2 professional references (1 actor / 1 writer)