Welcome to Broom Street Theater

We are a non-profit, member-controlled theater located in Madison, Wisconsin. BST volunteers and staff foster artistic freedom, growth, and expression through non-traditional experimental and/or original artistic forms.

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Broom Street Theater accepts submissions of unpublished, unproduced scripts! Sometimes, we even read them! (Seriously, we’re a very small shop producing up to ten plays a season, and it could take us up to a year or more to read your submission.) Should we choose to produce your work, we’ll pair you with one of our directors, and it will be up to the two of you how extensively you want to workshop your script. Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to pay royalties.

Every show gets a production budget of just $500. We believe that technical bells and whistles are not necessary to make great art. If you’re submitting Miss Saigon or Starlight Express, you’ve picked the wrong theater. We like experimental, we like unflinching, we like non-commercial, we like weird.

We’re trying hard to diversify the stories we tell. Stories about experiences other than straight white American middle-class Madison hippie are welcomed – encouraged – craved.

If you’re interested in working with Broom Street, send a polite email to submissions@bstonline.org. Tell us about yourself. Tell us what, if any, connection you have to Madison, Wisconsin. Tell us a little bit about your script. Tell us why you think your work is a good fit for Broom Street. Attach your completed script in pdf or Word format.

After you’ve sent us the script, please fill out this Google form so that we can track your submission more easily.

We’ll be in touch as soon as we can. In the meantime, don’t wait for us. Keep writing!

Interested in Donating?

Broom Street Theater is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization that has been dedicated to offering accessible theater since 1969. All donations are tax deductible, and your donation goes a long way to helping us produce original and experimental work. For information on other ways to support us, contact our Development Director at dd@bstonline.org.