Clutch Productions, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging female artists in theatre and film. Contributions to support our artistic mission are 100% tax-deductible.


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Call for Submissions

2018 empowHER Reading Series

October 1, 2018


Clutch Productions seeks original one-act plays and short screenplays by female writers to be considered for the annual empowHER Reading Series this fall. The 2018 series is dedicated to “Conversations with my kids about THIS moment - What women want their daughters and sons to take away from #MeToo.”



  • At least 50% of the roles in each play must be female, and writers are encouraged to explore all sides of the issues to reflect the authentic debate of our time.

  • Scripts should be 20 pages or less in length.

  • No previous productions.


Prior to the public reading series, selected scripts will undergo a rehearsal-based workshop with dramaturgical assistance. Small stipend available.


Submissions are due October 17, 2018 and must include:

  1. Full script as a PDF

  2. Cover letter

  3. Writer’s bio

  4. Availability through December


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