Call for Submissions: SIN MUROS: A Latina/o Theatre Festival

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Stages Repertory Theatre

SIN MUROS: A Latina/o Theatre Festival

January 31 – February 3, 2019

Submissions are now being accepted for the second-annual Sin Muros: A Latina/o Theatre Festival at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, TX.


Stages celebrates the range of Latina/o voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities with the second-annual Sin Muros: A Latina/o Theatre Festival. The festival weekend will be filled with public events for audiences and local theatre-makers, including readings, workshops and networking opportunities.

Three scripts will be selected to be workshopped over a one-week period, resulting in public readings/showings. Readings will be produced under AEA Staged Reading 29 Hour contract, allowing twenty-nine hours of rehearsal and performance combined. Each script will be assigned a director and actors. Playwrights must be in the rehearsal room and may rewrite as little or as much as they prefer. An honorarium, travel and lodging will be provided by the festival to selected playwrights.


Works by Latina/o playwrights, either Texas born, raised or based in Texas will be considered. Submissions in both English and Spanish will be accepted. Submissions are limited to one play per playwright. Selection will be based upon:

  • Excellence in the writing craft of the play
  • Originality in the voice of the play
  • Potential impact for the artist, field and/or audience.

Only new full-length pieces that have not yet received a full-production or been reviewed will be considered. Solo shows are eligible for consideration. Playwrights must be available to be in-residence in Houston from January 28 – February 3.

Sin Muros: A Latina/o Theatre Festival is committed to gender equity/parity.


All applicants must send the following two documents:

  1. Your script with ONLY the title. Do not include your name (blind submission).
  2. An application document which includes:
    1. Your name, e-mail address and phone number
    2. A one paragraph synopsis of the work
    3. Number of performers required
    4. Any prior development work for this work
    5. Development goals for the work
    6. Playwright biography

All entries must be e-mailed via PDF attachment. Hard copies will not be accepted.

EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: [Name], [Title of Work]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm CST, April 1, 2018


Selected playwrights will be notified by June 15, 2018.


Founded in 1978, Stages is a professional Equity theatre that produces new work, presents established work in new ways, nurtures and develops talent, and cultivates and strengthens relationships with Houston audiences. Characterized by courage, generosity, ingenuity and intimacy, Stages works to advance theatre and enliven community to make a more vibrant Houston.


Stages presents a broad scope of plays and musicals in an intimate setting, generating critical acclaim and creating powerful connections between plays and people. The third-largest theatre in Houston and the sixth-largest in Texas, Stages performs year-round, one of only a handful of Texas theatres that offers year-round employment for creative professionals. On average, Stages produces 12 productions per year totaling more than 340 performances and reaching 50,000+ patrons. All of Stages’ shows are rehearsed and constructed on-site in Houston, brought to life by an exceptional community of locally-based artists and craftspeople along with occasional guest directors, actors and designers from around the world.

For more than a decade Stages has made a strong investment in nurturing emerging artists and craftspeople who have now become field leaders and working professionals. Stages’ learning opportunities include performance and production internship programs for college students and conservatory-style training for middle and high school students.

Through this robust scope of activities Stages encourages conversation about important ideas, provides insight into other cultures and viewpoints, and helps develop each new generation of artists, audiences and citizens. For more information visit