Audience Segments

Information for Artists


We generally hold season auditions in the spring. Our season runs from July 1 to June 30. This year’s season auditions are now complete. Please email sarah at metroplays dot org to be added to our audition notification list so that we may contact you regarding future auditions. Thank you.

Play Submissions

We do not accept unsolicited scripts. Commissioned playwrights are individuals who have established a relationship with us over time.

Interested playwrights may submit the following materials:

  • Letter of introduction
  • Resume
  • Short sample of dialogue (3-5 pages max)
  • Scenario for proposed play
  • Self-addressed response card
  • Letters of recommendation from directors who have worked with you

Materials should be mailed to:

Julia Flood, Artistic Director
Metro Theater Company
3311 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103

Do not send full manuscripts unless specifically requested by Metro Theater Company.

Response time is typically 2 to 3 months.

New Work Development

Risk.  More than anything, that’s what developing new work involves.  If you’re an artist interested in the risks – and rewards – of new work development, click here to learn more about why and how we do it.

Teaching Artists

Our education programs have been on quite a growth curve.  To keep up with demand, we sometimes contract with independent, professional teaching artists for our classroom residencies, community programs, summer programs, and after-school programs.


We love our work, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to encourage others to pursue professional paths in theater for youth, the arts, and/or the nonprofit sector.