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CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS: Submissions open for Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival

Pablo Center is presenting Improbable Fiction: A New Works series

Laura Carew |

SHAKE IT UP. The Pablo Center announced its plans for the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival and is taking one-act play applications. (Photo via Unsplash)

To write, or not to write? The Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival is looking for three original one-act plays to be showcased this summer at their New Works series, “Improbable Fiction.”

With no entry fee to apply, playwrights from all over the region and the country have the chance to submit their work in one of three categories. First, “Young Voices,” for writers between ages 16-24; second, “Diverse Perspectives,” for BIPOC writers; and third, “Shakes-pired,” for plays inspired by or acting as a tribute to Shakespeare himself and his own work. 

By the end of the summer, with the help of an entire crew of directors, actors, and writing coaches, the selected plays will put on a public performance at the Pablo. A stipend of $1,500 will also be provided for each chosen script. Submissions are available online until May 1. The lucky playwright could be you!

To learn more, visit or submit your play here.