The Old Lady project is an initiative to encourage the development of plays and musicals that feature significant roles for female identifying characters over 50. Plays will be submitted to a national panel of directors and producers and two staged readings will occur in Evanston per year. A directory of works will be featured on the Old Lady Project webpage to facilitate connections between theatre companies, directors and producers.

Scripts of any length accepted. Scripts selected will be given a staged reading at our expense, author will waive rights fee for initial staging at the staged reading. Author retains all rights.

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  • As one of the two plays chosen, I'm thrilled with the festival! I'm looking forward to seeing my play staged in November. What a great idea!

    April 2023