new plays, new takes, new voices

Play Submissions

Pavement Group accepts unsolicited submissions from playwrights whose work is in keeping with our our mission. We are particularly interested in young writers and writers of color. In an attempt to minimize our environmental footprint as a company, Pavement Group accepts electronic submissions. Email a 10-page dialogue sample from your un-produced full-length play in PDF format to our literary department. In the body of your cover email, please include a character breakdown, a one-paragraph synopsis, and an explanation of how your play fits Pavement Group's mission.

If you prefer to submit the old fashioned way, please send non-returnable copies of these materials to:

Pavement Group
324 W Willow St, 3F
Chicago, IL 60614

Response time is approximately six months. Thanks for your patience. Thanks for writing plays. Keep doing it. We need you.


Pavement Group accepts proposals from all career level directors. Please review our production history and mission to before submitting. Pavement Group commits itself to new plays that have strong opportunities for emerging artists in the field. So, pitching Bye Bye Birdie might be a mistake.


Please check our casting page to see if we're looking to fill any roles, or email HR to keep us up to date on what you're doing.

Production Staff

Stage managers, costumers, tech directors - positions in all areas of our production staff are some of the most vital roles that need to be filled! Please get in touch to let us know you're interested.


Pavement Group is always in search of skilled volunteers in all areas of the company. Please email us for more info.