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As part of our commitment to new play development, Palm Beach Dramaworks created The Dramaworkshop in 2014 and has been an associate member theatre of the National New Play Network (NNPN) since 2019. 

Each spring, The Dramaworkshop accepts submissions of new play scripts which are considered for further development. A select number are chosen for assessment, and the top five receive staged readings at our annual Perlberg Festival of New Plays in January. Throughout the process, the playwrights collaborate with professional directors and actors, and get invaluable feedback from audiences, all with the aim of cultivating significant new work for PBD and theatres across the country. 


Submissions are accepted through established literary agents only, though we also find scripts on NPX or through other NNPN member theatres. Playwrights who maintain full time residency in South Florida may submit without representation. Unsolicited materials will not be considered. 


  • The Alper Family Foundation
  • Penny Bank
  • Susan Bloom
  • The Roe Green Foundation
  • Calla & Ralph Guild
  • Marilyn Meyerhoff & Sam Feldman
  • Nancy & Jay Parker
  • Lee Wolf & Jordan Cohen

The Dramaworkshop Manager

Bruce Linser

BRUCE LINSER has been the manager of The Dramaworkshop since 2017 and helped foster the Drama(in the)works series and the New Year/New Plays Festival.  He is a professional actor and director who has worked Off Broadway, in national tours, regionally across the country including Skylight Music Theatre and Laguna Playhouse, and locally in South Florida including Gablestage, The Wick, MNM Theatre Company, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Palm Beach Dramaworks.  Bruce is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild, and he is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

For information about The Dramaworkshop programming, contact Bruce at 561-514-4042 x 117 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



If you would like to help sponsor our new play development work, please contact Linda Berman, Development Manager, at 561-514-4042 x106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..