Red Theater accepts full length play submissions.

We are excited to hear from playwrights that experiment with styles and genres, ask questions, push extremes in movement and voice, present difficult ideas, and explore impossible staging. We are excited to receive submissions from emerging playwrights all over the country.

Before submitting material, we strongly encourage you to read our mission statement, research our production history, and even see a Red Theater production to get to know our interests, energy, and aesthetic.

All material must be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address:

Thanks for your interest in working with RTC!


Casting Contact

If you are an actor who would like to work with Red Theater's Free mission, we accept resumes and head shots year round.

Please contact us at for consideration.

Becca Venable

Becca Venable, Technical Director Becca Venable is a Texas native now living in Chicago where she is the assistant technical director at the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as the technical director for both Chicago Children’s Theatre and Red Theatre.  Becca also works as a freelance technical director,…

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Marisa Lerman

Marisa Lerman, Managing Director       Marisa serves as Red Theater’s Managing Director. She previously served as the Assistant Executive Director for Oil Lamp Theater. She has worked on and off the stage for the past 10 years for companies such as The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, the Prince Music…

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Season Six Announcement and Residency

Red Theater is supported by our Comrade Patron Program. For every $10 monthly donation we receive, Red Theater is able to provide free admission to our captioned and touch tour performances. Comrades also support new works devoted to the stories of nontraditional audiences: including people who are d/Deaf, people with disabilities, those facing…

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