New Play Development

Along with fostering the development of the actor, Animus is committed to enhancing the development of the material that makes the actor’s job possible. In our New Play Development program, Animus gives playwrights the opportunity for a staged reading in a public forum as well as consideration for production as part of our upcoming season.


To submit your play for consideration, please email our Literary Manager and include the following:

  • Brief synopsis of the play

  • Character breakdown

  • First 10-15 pages of your script

  • Production/Workshop history

  • For musicals or plays with original music, please include up to two recorded songs. These can be full pieces or snippets with full instrumental or just piano and vocals. Anything that will show off your work. Please send files as a mp3.

Our literary team will read all proposals and will contact you if we'd like to advance your play into the next round of our season selection process.

The Motherfucking O'Malleys  reading with Kate Moira Ryan.

The Motherfucking O'Malleys reading with Kate Moira Ryan.

Past Plays Developed:
The Motherfucking O'Malleys by Kate Moira Ryan
Couldabeens by Mike Swift
Names of the Dead by Vanessa Lenz Neithardt
99 Phone Calls You Shouldn't Have Made by Micharne Cloughley
Honey Fist by August Schulenburg
True Believers by Thom Dunn
The Man under by paul bomba
antenora by mike poblete
Crayon Noir by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons
slob by paul bomba


Animus Theatre Company is committed to, above all else, the development of the actor as an artist.  With that in mind, we offer our Professional Workshop series up to 4 times per year at an affordable cost to the actors who partake.  These two-day workshops are led by some of the most impactful teachers and working actors in the industry, artists who share our commitment to the exercise and practice of what we do.

If you would like to be notified when we have an upcoming workshop, please join our mailing list via the link directly below. 

Andrew Lippa teaching Song Performance.

Andrew Lippa teaching Song Performance.

Previous workshops:
Musical Theatre Performance with Andrew Lippa
scene study with Matthew Lillard
Shakespeare with Michael Hammond
Directing with Alan Langdon
Williams & Shakespeare with Edward Berkeley