Artemisia accepts full-length plays from playwrights with whom we have an existing professional relationship and through literary agents submitted electronically as a PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted.)  To foster and strengthen our relationships to local writers, Artemisia invites unrepresented writers living in the Chicago area to submit a professional resume, a one-page synopsis of the play, the first ten pages of the play and the play’s production history as a PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted.)  Please allow 12 weeks for your submission to be processed.  You will be contacted if Artemisia wishes to read the full play.

If you meet the above criteria, please take the Artemisia Test before submitting by answering the following questions, as they apply your play:

  • Does the play feature a complex leading female character directly engaged in the play’s action?
  • Do her relationships challenge gender norms?
  • Does her journey take her and the audience to an empowering catharsis?
  • Does she have agency in wrestling with the definitive obstacles of the story?
  • Does the play challenge the audience to view women as complex human beings, equal in all ways to men?

If you meet the guidelines described above and answered yes to all of the questions, we look forward to reading your work.  Submit electronically to playsubs@artemisiatheatre.org with Fall Festival Submission in the subject line.

Submissions are accepted between July 1st and December 15th each year.  Plays received outside of that time frame will be deleted and will not be considered.

No other unsolicited plays or submissions will be accepted.  All other queries and/or properties received that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered and will be deleted.

DISCLOSURE:  In the event that plays that are submitted present a potential conflict of interest for the Executive Artistic Director, she will recuse herself from the play vetting and selection process. Artemisia’s Literary Manager, a contracted artist (currently Sharai Bohannon) will vet the plays and present those selected to Artemisia’s Board of Directors for final approval.



Artemisia holds season auditions annually in May.  Check back in April, 2018 for details or go to actorsequity.org to view the audition listing.

Artemisia produces its annual Fall Festival under AEA Staged Reading Code.  SWEET TEXAS RECKONING will be produced under an AEA Chicago Area Theatre Contract.

Artemisia accepts submissions year-round from AEA and Non-Equity actors. Please note that Artemisia does not accept headshots or resumes via snail mail.  Please submit electronically (resume as a PDF and headshot as a JPEG) to CASTING@artemisiatheatre.org


If you are interested in working with Artemisia, please submit your resume and statement of interest to julie@artemisiatheatre.org


Artemisia offers interns an opportunity to gain experience working with an AEA CAT Theatre that develops and produces world premiere plays in Chicago.

The job requires a 10-hour a week minimum commitment.  There is no pay.  To Apply:  Please send a resume via email with your statement of interest to Julie Proudfoot at julie@artemisiatheatre.org


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Artemisia gratefully acknowledges the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development
for their generous support.