Call for Submissions: SIN MUROS: A Latinx Theatre Festival

Stages Repertory Theatre

SIN MUROS: A Latinx Theatre Festival

February 13–16, 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the third-annual Sin Muros: A Latinx Theatre Festival at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, TX.


Stages celebrates Latinx voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities with the third-annual Sin Muros: A Latinx 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 Latinx 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 February 10–16, 2020.

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


All applicants must send the following two documents:

  1. PDF of the script
  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, 2019


Selected playwrights will be notified by June 15, 2019.


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.