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Getting Involved


Milwaukee Rep occasionally will hire outside readers to help read script submissions for the Literary Department. These positions are given a stipend and offer a flexible schedule; all work is done remotely. Ideal readers are strongly familiar with Milwaukee Rep, its values and mission, its aesthetic and production history, and its theater spaces. 

Opportunities will be posted here. 

Submission Guidelines

Milwaukee Rep only accepts play submissions from literary agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing professional relationship. Due to a high volume of submissions, small staff and a desire to tend to writers’ work with promptness and care, we cannot accept unsolicited submissions at this time. This includes inquiries, script samples, or synopses. 

While this policy is restrictive, it has been implemented to give each artist the time and attention their work deserves while focusing our resources on finding work that aligns with our mission and values. As always, Milwaukee Rep remains committed to championing new and extant work and uplifting the voices of artists from around the world. 

For solicited script submissions, we prefer to receive PDFs via email. You may send them to Deanie Vallone, Literary Manager, at dvallone@milwaukeerep.com. Hard copy submissions may be sent to:

Deanie Vallone, Literary Manager
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

In all submissions, please include with the full script a title page, character/musician breakdown, and agent and personal contact information. If the piece is a musical, please send demos songs. 

Unsolicited hard copy script submissions will be recycled if not sent with return postage.  

Rep Lab Submissions
We are not currently accepting short play submissions for Rep Lab

Commission &  Development Guidelines
Milwaukee Rep only provides developmental resources to works currently under commissions or slated for production on our stages. This unfortunately means that we cannot at this time host workshops or readings for work that does not fall into these two categories. Commissions are offered to artists with whom we’ve build longstanding relationships and are almost always initiated by our theater through targeted offers. We do not accept unsolicited inquiries or submissions for commissioning opportunities.