The Broadway Producer Pick List: The Top 10 Unproduced Plays of 2016!

We get a lot of script submissions here at DTE.

Our open, no-questions-asked, no-agent-needed, script submission policy is something I’m proud of.

But we can’t produce everything.  And sometimes, often actually, we read something really good but that, for whatever reason, just isn’t something that we can do.

In those cases we make note of the writer, tell them to make sure they send us other stuff, and put them on our “Favorite Writer List” that we consult when we’re looking for a writer for one of our ideas.

But lately, I got to thinking.

First, like I said, we get some good stuff.  Some really good stuff.  And I don’t know about you, but when I see something or read something good, I just want to tell everyone about it.

And second, just because we can’t produce this really good stuff, doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t want to.

So, we decided to give those scripts a little spotlight.

And so, I’m proud to announce . . . The Broadway Producer Pick List!

The premise for The Broadway Producer Pick List is simple.  We went through all of the scripts that we’ve read over the past year (and when I saw we, I say me, and my team of readers, led by the incredible dramaturge and script analyst, Eric Webb), and picked our 10 Favorites.

Then, we asked those authors for permission to put their info and their work on The Broadway Producer Pick List.  That’s right, you not only will learn about the writers, but you’ll also get a chance to read the work!

Our hope is, of course, that the work will be read by someone who might pass it on to someone, who might pass it on to someone, who may give it a shot.

So check out the list.  Read the stuff.  And then, please . . . pass the list on, tweet about it, share it with friends . . . and let’s help get these passionate playwrights produced.

And now, without further ado,  click here to see The Broadway Producer Pick List 2016!

And thanks to all the writers who submitted, whether or not you made it on the list this year. Your determination to get your art out into the world is inspiring.

(If you’d like to be considered for our Broadway Producer Pick List 2017, click here.  Next year’s list will be announced in December of 2017.)


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