There Will Be Words: New Play Workshop

Vagabond Theatre Group’s There Will Be Words is a new play reading series aimed at developing original, local works through a workshop, public reading and talkback. Selected scripts are workshopped with a cast of Boston actors and receive a reading at a free event at Trident Booksellers & Cafe, after which the audience discusses the piece and provides feedback.

Of the ten scripts selected for past TWBW readings, VTG has brought two to full production.

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Submissions are not currently open, but they will be again soon. We have updated our guidelines recently, so check them out: 

    • Both short and full-length plays are accepted.
    • Playwrights must be New England-based.
    • Playwrights must be available to attend the reading and be able to provide their own transportation to and from Trident Booksellers & Cafe.
    • Plays should be entirely original work.
    • Plays should not have been produced in full prior to TWBW (readings/workshops are fine).
    • Playwrights may submit two plays per round of submissions.

Please email plays in PDF format to Include a personal biography and a synopsis of the play in the body of the email.

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Also feel free to mosey over to our blog to catch re-caps of our some of our past events:

There Will Be Words: Summer 2014: Fortune’s Favored by Lesley Anne Moreau
There Will Be Words: Spring 2014: Luna Ragazza by Bill Doncaster
There Will Be Words: Winter 2014: One Night Dream by Heather Houston
There Will Be Words: Fall 2013: Concordance by John Minigan
There Will Be Words: Summer 2013: Undesirables by Kevin Mullins
There Will Be Words: Spring 2013: King Arthur in Contemporary Connecticut by James C Ferguson
There Will Be Words Winter 2013: The Centipede King by Peter Floyd
There Will Be Words Fall 2012: Paper City Phoenix by Walt McGough
There Will Be Words Spring 2012: Burning up the Dictionary by Meron Langsner
There Will Be Words Winter 2012: True Believers by Thom Dunn
There Will Be Words Fall 2011: Two Plays by Greg Davis