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Now Accepting Workshop Submissions

Something Marvelous invites playwrights to submit work for our 2018/ 2019 season!

We seek one acts (of at least 45 mins. length) and full-length plays, and we will select 2 - 3 works to be developed in a series of workshops with actors, a director, and our staff, culminating in a public staged reading.

Selected new plays must 1. Take place in our expected human reality, and 2. Introduce an extra-real or magical element that the characters accept as part of their world.  If you're unsure if your piece is a good fit, check out our info on magical realism or try our interactive flowchart.  

We give preference to plays that use magical realism to communicate a specific cultural experience; we seek diversity in points-of-view to represent a variety of perspectives based on gender, race, age, sexual orientation, subject matter, etc.  We encourage playwrights to let their imaginations soar and present creative challenges to our team of artists. (Hauntings, ghosts, and the afterlife are common conventions, so we are seeking fresh ideas.)

We will consider as “new”: drafts of plays that have not been read or workshopped previously, as well as revised drafts of works that have received readings but have not yet had a premiere production.  Additionally, we will accept proposals for unwritten scripts if they are accompanied by a relevant sample scene or script. Playwrights may submit up to 3 works for consideration.

Please note: playwright must be available to attend up to six workshop rehearsals and readings between January-April 2019 in Chicago, IL. Dates for public readings will most likely be in March 2019; exact dates TBD pending space availability.  

To submit, complete application form and submit a full draft, partial draft, or work sample to accompany proposal to Please title email as: Your Last Name Workshop Submission. Please format title of application as: YourLastName.YourFirstName.WorkshopApp2018.docx. Please title script documents: YourLastName.TitleofWork.pdf. Deadline for submission is August 31, 2018.

Click HERE to download application form



Seeking Social Media & Outreach Director

Something Marvelous seeks a Social Media & Outreach Director to join our team who will work closely with our staff to build audience retention and promote programming.  Every role description on our team is flexible, and can be adjusted to meet the staff member’s interests and strengths.

To apply, please email a resume to Artistic Director Emmi Hilger at  The Something Marvelous team is able to provide training & support as a Social Media & Outreach Director gets settled in the role.  Staff members receive a stipend. Something Marvelous seeks to collaborate with staff members of diverse backgrounds and points of view.


  • Strategic planning: create and manage editorial calendar

  • Collaborate with Associate Artistic Director to oversee marketing planning from conception to execution

  • Create content for social media

  • Gather materials from artists & staff for posting

  • Manage posting to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr

  • Design and create eblasts in mailchimp

  • Contribute to online branding & professionalism

  • Research & contact local organizations to forge new partnerships

  • Maintain cross-promotional efforts in collaboration with similar theatre companies

  • Brainstorm and facilitate special events as part of increased outreach efforts

  • Keep updated on Something Marvelous programming

  • Attend staff meetings, rehearsals, special events, and performances when available

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