Call for Submissions – Emerging Playwrights

This season Rumble Theatre is thrilled to offer an exciting mentorship opportunity for an emerging playwright.

Playwright Carmen Aguirre

Playwright Carmen Aguirre

The selected emerging playwright will receive season-long mentorship (November 2018 – June 2019) from our playwright-in-residence, acclaimed playwright and author Carmen Aguirre, as they work toward completing the first draft of a new play.

This mentorship includes monthly meetings with Carmen, free entry to Carmen’s playwriting workshop in December 2019, and a commission fee of $1,000.

Emerging Artists: Eligibility

Rumble encourages applications from people who identify emerging or new-career playwrights/creators.

We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

If you have any questions about the application process or your eligibility please email

Submission Procedure

Applicants are asked to submit the following materials, via email:

  • A current CV.
  • A letter of intent that includes (a) the idea for the play you will be writing and (b) why you would like to work with Carmen, and (c) how this mentorship opportunity will benefit your writing career.
  • A three- to ten-page writing sample.

Submissions should be sent to with the subject heading: “Emerging Playwright Submission”.


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