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other series - THE 2024 NEW COMEDIES FESTIVAL -



Sponsored by Kenneth and Kristi Pawlowski

4 Talented Playwrights
4 Never-Before-Seen Comedies
1 Future Mainstage Production (At least!)

B Street Theatre’s New Comedies Festival is back for the fifth time! Every year, we ask playwrights from across the country to submit their best brand new, unproduced comedies. After hundreds of submissions and several rounds of review by dozens of script readers, we then choose the top four to receive live staged readings. Previously held in our Upstairs @ the B space, the festival has grown over the years to find its new home on the Mike and Bobbie Voris Mainstage where at least one of these new comedies will be chosen to receive a full B Street Theatre Mainstage production for the upcoming season!

Previous winners include: THE FOREVER QUESTION (Jim Christy Jr.), PROCLIVITY FOR KITING (Jacob T. Zack), INSERTION (Sarah Groustra), and this year’s upcoming THE NEWLYWED GAME (Alyssa Haddad-Chin). Even the finalists have the chance to make the leap to the Mainstage, such as RESCUE ME (Peter Story & Tara Sissom-Pittaro) and COSMO ST. CHARLES IS DEAD AND SOMEONE IN THIS ROOM KILLED HIM (Nicole Zimmerer). Want to help us choose another winner? Attend a reading of all four plays and you can vote for your favorites to help the B Street Artistic Staff decide who will get that coveted 2025 Mainstage Season slot.

The pre-registration period for the 2024 New Comedies Festival has closed; the submission process is now open to those who were unable to preregister on January 10 and will close at 12am, Tuesday, January 16, 2024.


Login Password for Open Submissions: NCF2024! (Password active beginning 1/10/2024)

Find the submission guidelines HERE!

Read about our Health & Safety protocols HERE

on sale 05/02/2024.