SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY: Under Construction @ The Road

Mackenna Goodrich
November 10, 2020

The Road is proud to begin its second year of Under Construction, a playwright’s group that develops socially and politically relevant voices and thoughts for the American stage. Under Construction will be meeting virtually in 2021, and is open to playwrights on a national level. We will be selecting 10 playwrights to join the 2021 cohort.

Beginning in January, this group will meet twice a month on Wednesday evenings. Each playwright must enter this group with the beginnings of a new play, and we will work collaboratively for 1 year on the development of each play. This program is modeled for playwrights who would benefit from a structured space to receive feedback from peers, all in the supportive environment of The Road.

The goal of Under Construction is simple: to leave with a deeper knowledge of playwriting through collaborating and sharing with one’s peers, and for each participant to create a new piece that is workshop ready. Initial drafts will be read by fellow playwrights, but participants in this program will also have access to The Road’s ensemble of theatre artists for private readings, as well as support from the Artistic Team at The Road. For more information, you can check out

Please let us know that you would like to apply for Under Construction at The Road by giving us a short bio, a 25 page sample of your work and a pitch for the next play you'd like to work on by November 15th. Please send submissions to We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

the Under Construction team

Carlyle King, Jessica Broutt, and Mackenna Goodrich