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, and a PDF copy of your script in standard play format to

Rockford New Play Festival

Each year The West Side Show Room produces The Rockford New Play Festival. We select six 10 minute plays from playwrights in Rockford and around the world for a staged reading.

We are now accepting submissions for the 2017 Rockford New Play Festival!

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