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January 17January 20

A Week of Locally Sourced New Theatricals and Writings for the Stage
Submissions being accepted November 5 until November 20, 2022

Festival Show Line-Up will be announced November 30, 2023

January, 2024 brings the 13th BIGGEST little Theatre & New Works Festival. The festival features a variety of local playwrights and theatre artists performing, workshopping and/or reading a diversity of work over a four day period. Submissions for shows will open on November 5, 2023. The festival plays January 17 – 20, 2024

The TWELFTH annual Biggest Little Theatre and New Works Festival at Brüka Theatre is seeking submissions for original theatrical pieces showcasing traditional and nontraditional performances, as well as original plays appropriate for readings/workshopping. We are a small festival, to date, featuring local and regional performers and performances in our downtown Reno space.


$25 fee for consideration in the festival. Submissions will be selected based on submission date, quality, innovation and the ability to meet the mission and expectations of the theatre and the festival. The fee is a non-refundable processing fee. We will accept up to SEVEN different theatricals for staged readings from Wednesday to Sunday. These submissions need to be led and organized by the group or persons submitting. Shows selected/not selected will be notified by email or phone by November 30, 2023.

Requirements for submission

Pieces must be 60 minutes or under. Set up/Strike time is 15 minutes in 15 minutes out. Shows should have their own Stage Manager/Cast/Crew/Director. The cast should not exceed EIGHT people. The show should have basic light/sound cues that can be achieved in our downstairs space. The light set up will be suitable for all shows to work with without re-focus. Each show will receive one tech/dress in the week of or day of the show. The rest of the rehearsals should take place in an alternative space. If the play is licensed or owned by someone else, the performing groups must obtain and pay for licensing fees prior to the performances. Groups will receive 50 % of the door. This does NOT include our season ticket holders. All show/workshop tickets are $10 per person admission, plus online fees. We may offer up to TWO complimentary tickets to press on your behalf.

Participant Information

-Participants will have the opportunity to workshop their readings after each performance with audience discussion up to 30 minutes post show. (We must know this in advance for the schedule.)

-Full Box office services, house volunteers and a technical director to supervise your technical person or run or place an operator for the simple tech for your show.

-Volunteer opportunities to view other shows in the festival where available or ½ off tickets to other festival shows for participants when available. Participants do NOT receive comp tickets.

-Inclusion in our festival program, promotion on our website and Facebook page.

-Participants are responsible for the show, conduct at the theatre, marketing of the show and commitment to performance or presentation.

– Invitation to Artist Party/MIxer (Friday Night) as part of the festival


BEST – Email: brukaproduction@gmail.com

SNAIL MAIL: Bruka Theatre 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501.

Google Submission Form: https://forms.gle/2NCB4GvB7JhpwztD9

DROP OFF: Submissions may be dropped by the theater November 20, 2023.
Please inquire for box office hours or drop off arrangements at boxofficebruka@gmail.com.

Submissions MUST include: Five pages of script/synopsis. $25 Fee. Application. Any publicity items for use by Brüka Theatre: (Press paragraph/Bios/Photos.) IF ACCEPTED Press submission deadline December 5, 2023 for marketing purposes.

COVID/ OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: If, for any chance the production is canceled, Brüka Theatre is not responsible for refunding any costs incurred for individual productions or workshops.


We suggest convenient parking in the Court Street parking lot across from The Pioneer Theater and walking across the new Virginia Street Bridge to Brüka, FREE after 5:00 PM and all day Saturday and Sundays We also validate parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.

LOCATION Brüka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia Street at the corner of First and Virginia Streets in downtown Reno next to the Virginia Street Bridge.

ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE Brüka Theatre celebrates its 31st season of live theatre in downtown Reno – Thirty Wonderful-the show must go on for the 2023/2024 season. As an artistic leader in the region, Brüka is recognized for innovative productions, exceptionally talented artists and an acclaimed Theatre for Children touring series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the re-investigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, a group that includes winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and nine local best actor honors. Brüka was named “Best Theatre Company” by Reno News and Review for twenty-one years. Brüka is a non-equity, small, not-for-profit member theater company and is a member of the national TCG (Theatre Communications Group). Brüka Theatre has produced hundreds of live shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at http://www.bruka.org.


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Reno, NV 89501 United States
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