New Play Development


Since 2007, IAMA Theatre Company has been dedicated to developing new plays and musicals. IAMA offers a variety of development opportunities for both emerging and established playwrights.

Our playwriting commissions help to create a long-lasting relationship between IAMA and the diverse voices we help to develop, with an emphasis on working toward a future full production. By offering incorporating the talent and inspiration of our ensemble into the development of writers and their work, IAMA hopes to create a growing and dynamic family of artists.

  • The RHIMES UNSUNG VOICES Playwrighting Commission  is geared towards an underrepresented writer of color who has not had a play professionally produced.

The IAMA Reading Series 
This bi-annual event allows playwrights to hear their developing work in a public forum. Four new plays or musicals are workshopped and presented over the course of seven days.


IAMA Theatre Company accepts submissions from literary agents and managers of plays and musicals that have not previously had a World, West Coast, or Los Angeles Premiere. Playwright agents and managers may submit full scripts for consideration to the literary team at the address below. For writers without representation who would like to submit for development and production opportunities, please send the following:

1. short synopsis
2. complete list of characters
3. 15-page excerpt

to: Stefanie Black/Literary Manager
*We do not review unsolicited full scripts.