We are built by the stories you share!


Step 1: Review Our Upcoming Themes

2022 Salon Theatre Themes

Wide Open

Sometimes an opportunity stares us in the face and we are too frightened to take it. Other times our head and heart are wide open and we grab hold for dear life. These true stories explore what happens when we take a chance and find a pleasant surprise or a less than perfect unexpected outcome.

Submissions are now closed.


From Challah to Kabbalah, Jewish tradition teaches us to cover and uncover in reverence. Have you ever experienced a moment of covering or uncovering your heart, your body or your truest self? What happened? Was it positive result or a less than hopeful outcome? Share with us your hilarious, challenging, or poignant story that explores a moment of revealing or concealing.

Submissions are now closed.

Remembrance of Things Present

The legacy of the Shoah in stories from the next generations are not only funny and insightful, but deeply moving.

Deadline for submissions
June 1, 2022

Chutzpah & Salsa II

Buenos días! Latinas, Latinos, Latino co-dependents, we are looking for stories that reveal our Chutzpah with a generous side of Salsa. Gracias!

Chutzpah and Salsa II: This salon explores identity, Judaism, family and what it means to be a Latin American Jew today. These poignant, funny, and moving stories are written with heart, chutzpah and a generous side of salsa.

Deadline for submissions
June 1, 2022

Sweet Tea & the Southern Jew

Do you have a story about growing up or living in our Southern states and how the legacy of hospitality, good food, and sometimes not quite fitting in with your neighbors has impacted your life or family? It can be humorous, poignant, or thought-provoking, but it must be authentic. We are creating a show with 12 stories written by Southern Jews that explore topics relevant to being a Southerner and a Jew. You don’t have to be a professional writer to submit your story!

Submissions are now closed.

Star Spangled Sabra

Do you have a story about being Israeli and living in the United States?  It can be funny, sad, or thought-provoking. We are creating a show of 12 stories written by Israelis that explore topics such as longing, loss, or love living in the Diaspora. What are your challenges and what have you overcome? You don’t have to be a professional writer to submit your story.

Submissions are now closed.

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Step 2: Carefully Read Submissions Guidelines

Submission Guidelines 

The Braid produces contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.  Most of the stories are true.  If you want to see your work performed on our stage, your best chance is to submit a first-person narrative OR a short story that is no longer than 1500 words AND illuminates a theme that The Braid is exploring in the upcoming seasons (themes listed below.)  Stories, one-acts, poems or songs will be considered.  Sometimes we incorporate short, 5-8 minute plays into these salons if they fit the theme.

We are not taking submissions for full length plays this season.

Please do not submit your work unless it fits a theme.

No, you need not be Jewish to submit, but we prefer work have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.

All genders are welcome and encouraged to write for The Braid.

Yes, all works are given an honorarium based on how many times the piece is performed.

Of course, you are Jewish.

Gladly and with great interest.  We love stories from Jews from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

One acts that run longer than 8 minutes will not be considered.

Please, do not submit works with large casts.  Our stage is small.

Previously produced or published work is welcome. Please include production and/or publication history.

We encourage composers, song-writers, and performers to submit individual work. Musicals are welcome, but plays with large casts will be rejected without reading.

We read every piece submitted at least twice, a process that takes time. If we plan to use your work in an upcoming show, we will contact you by email within one month of that performance. Pl