Launched in 1985, SCR's Collaboration Laboratory—known as Colab—is an integrated play-development program that employs diverse strategies to aid playwrights in creating new work including:
Commissions are SCR's most effective means of supporting and developing long-term relationships with writers. Vietgone by Qui Nguyen, Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee, Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg, Brooklyn Boy by Donald Margulies, Golden Child by David Henry Hwang, The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath were all successful products of SCR commissions. To date, SCR has commissioned more than 200 playwrights who have delivered more than 300 new works.
NewSCRipts is a staged reading series that allows playwrights the chance to hear their developing plays read and to receive audience feedback. Playwright participation is by invitation only for projects submitted according to the procedures outlined below. Read more about NewSCRipts.
The Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF)
PPF annually presents seven new plays—readings, workshops and productions—during a three-day period. Audiences consist of local playgoers and representatives from theatres nationwide. Participation is by invitation only for projects submitted according to the procedures outlined below. The 23rd annual Pacific Playwrights Festival will take place April 24-26, 2020. Read more about PPF.
Playwrights with professional representation may have their agents send full manuscripts to the literary department at any time. (For this purpose, lawyers and/or law firms do not qualify as "professional representation.") Please note that SCR is unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts from unrepresented playwrights.