Thinking of sending a play or musical to Lincoln Center Theater? Below are our guidelines:
Under the direction of Producing Artistic Director André Bishop, Lincoln Center Theater works in three spaces:
1. The Vivian Beaumont Theater, which seats 1060, is our home for large-scale classics, plays and musicals. Lincoln Center Theater puts together and produces our own shows. Recent productions include Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I and South Pacific, War Horse, The Coast of Utopia, The Light in the Piazza, and Act One.
We do not accept script submissions for the Vivian Beaumont. Also, please note that we generally do not rent the theater to existing productions, nor do we book touring productions. If you are looking for a home for an existing international production, please consider contacting the Lincoln Center Festival (a wholly separate entity from LCT) which presents theater, music, opera and dance companies from around the world each July. www.lincolncenterfestival.org.
2. The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, which seats 299, presents three productions annually of new plays and small musicals. The Newhouse has been and continues to be a home for artists beloved by LCT audiences and we have produced many plays by John Guare, Wendy Wasserstein, Sarah Ruhl, Richard Greenberg, Michael John La Chiusa, Jon Robin Baitz, William Finn, A.R. Gurney, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Richard Nelson and others. Each production in the Newhouse runs for approximately 12 weeks, sometimes with extensions depending on demand. We work with agents on submissions to the Newhouse and are always looking to extend our group of writers. Agents should contact Anne Cattaneo for plays and Ira Weitzman for musicals.
3. The Claire Tow Theater, which seats 112, opened in 2013 and is the home of LCT3, our programming initiative for a generation of new and emerging American artists. Under the direction of Evan Cabnet, LCT3 presents three productions every season in runs of approximately 6 weeks, along with public presentations of plays in development and private workshops of plays in pre-production. Early career writers who have been presented at LCT3 include Ayad Akhtar, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Amy Herzog, David Adjmi, Samuel D Hunter, JC Lee, Marcus Gardley, and Kimber Lee. Because of the volume of plays we receive and our very small staff, only scripts sent to us through literary agents are read and considered. LCT3’s other programs, including our New Writers in Residence, are curated by the LCT3 staff: there is no application process.
Of note to directors: Lincoln Center Theater runs a Directors Lab each summer, free of charge, for professionally working stage directors from around the country and around the globe. Learn more here.
Any questions not answered above that pertain to play submissions or any other artistic matters should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.