The Montana Playwrights Network (MPN) offers an exciting opportunity for Montana playwrights, the 2021 MPN Premiere Project. We have engaged in a statewide partnership with four theatre companies to offer full productions of original works by Montana Playwrights. Each of the four theatres will review script submissions and individually choose a full-length play or series of one-acts to produce as part of their 2021 theatre season. Participating theatres include the Montana Actors Theatre in Havre, the Judith Mountain Players in Lewistown, MPN’s own Helena Avenue Theatre (HAT) in Helena and a venue to be determined in Missoula.

Winning playwrights will receive a royalty paid by the producing venue. Participating theatre companies will receive funds to assist with costs of the production. MPN will serve as project manager and as liaison between the companies and playwrights, and assist with dramaturgical processes.


Change in deadline for script submissions for the

     2nd MPN Premiere Project: 2021-2023


All theatre companies and venues in the United States are dealing with devastating impacts of  Covid-19, and MPN is no different.  In the most recent MPN Board of Directors meeting, we discussed the next

iteration of our MPN Premiere Project in light of the Pandemic, and agreed that our original plans and dates for script submissions and selection for productions by Montana Theatres were no longer applicable, and unpredictable at this time. 


We are continuing the Project, as it is very important for our member playwrights, theatre companies and their communities to have this invaluable opportunity to see original works produced in fully-realized play productions around our home State.  Therefore, the MPN Board is extending the deadline for script submissions and subsequent script selections by participating companies. 


The terms for script submissions remains the same, but now you have until December, 2020, to send us your best work.  For guidelines, go to our website at


If you have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Pamela Mencher at


New Deadline for Submissions:

6:00 p.m. on December 31, 2021

Entry Form

Script Submission Guidelines

2021 MPN Montana Premiere Project