About Face Theatre Seeks Play Submissions for OUT FRONT Series 2018

About Face Theatre is seeking play submissions for its OUT FRONT Series, an annual line-up of workshops and readings of new and developmental works exploring LGBTQIA themes. This season’s theme, “Babes on Stage,” will showcase on-the-rise LGBTQ+ women-identified playwrights. Readings will begin in spring 2018.

“LGBTQ+ women playwrights are creating such a wide variety of theatrical worlds and forms, yet their work remains underrepresented onstage, and most especially when it comes to trans women and queer women of color,” comments Artistic Director Megan Carney. “This call is for artists who want to see their work in conversation with others and who are seeking an innovative space for exploration.”

To apply for the OUT FRONT Series, e-mail full scripts and bios to literary@aboutfacetheatre.com with the subject line “BABES ON STAGE – [play title], [author name].” Submission may also be mailed to About Face Theatre, 5252 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640. For additional information, visit

aboutfacetheatre.com/productions/out-front-series/. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 31, 2017. 

About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.