Off The Porch

The New Works Musical Development Program
of Porchlight Music Theatre

Created and led by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associates, Off the Porch follows the great tradition of Chicago theatre by offering an experimental space and safe environment for the exploration and creation of new musicals, adaptations, and plays with music. Through this series, Porchlight nurtures local and nationally recognized talent by providing human and artistic resources to support the development of new musical works and to cultivate and showcase the new work of composers, lyricists and playwrights.


Play Submission

Porchlight Music Theatre accepts full length scripts year-round from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we have an existing professional relationship. We invite unrepresented writers to submit a brief bio, short synopsis, and ten pages of sample dialogue and music on CD or sent electronically. 

Unsolicited submissions that do not meet these criteria are not read and are either returned (if accompanied by a stamped envelope) or recycled (if an envelope is not provided).

Mail materials to:


Porchlight Music Theatre
Literary Department
4200 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639-2003


(No phone calls, please)