The West Side Show Room welcomes the submission of new works. We produce plays that reflect our artistic values and which are appropriate for an intimate setting. If you have a play that is wildly entertaining, challenges traditions, advances the art form, and provides opportunities for all kinds of actors, we'd love to read it. Plays that crash dark comedy together with issues like gender, identity, race, and politics will rise quickly to the top of our list.

If you would like to submit your play, please send a brief cover letter, your bio or resume, a short synopsis, and a PDF copy of your script to

Rockford New Play Festival

The West Side Show Room, in partnership with The Rockford Area Arts Council, produces The Rockford New Play Festival. We select six 10 minute plays from playwrights in Rockford and around the world for a staged reading.

The next Rockford New Play Festival will occur in 2017.

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