Call for Submissions

USC Bedrosian Center/Red Nation Celebration Institute is accepting submissions of full length plays written by American Indian/Indigenous authors.

Winners from outside of Los Angeles will receive travel and accommodations to USC in November 2019 to workshop their script with professional actors, director, and dramaturge.

This call for submission supports our mission to give opportunities for Native American and non-Native students to learn, collaborate, study, and amplify the stories of Indigenous peoples. We are offering a call for original scripts from Indigenous playwrights.

The selected play will be featured in the opening ceremonies of the 24th Annual Red National International Film Festival at the USC Bedrosian Center in November 2019. Travel and accommodation will be provided to playwrights outside of the Los Angeles area.

Plays with a message are preferred, though there is no preference of genre. There is no fee to enter a submission, only one submission per person.

Application requirements & instructions:

All materials for application are due July 1, 2019

Email submissions to

  • The applicant must identify as American Indian or Indigenous and be over 18.
  • The front page of the script must list:
    • title of play
    • author’s full name
    • author’s date of birth
    • author’s home address
    • author’s email address
    • author’s phone number