Step 1: Review Our Upcoming Themes

2022 Salon Theatre Themes

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!

Deadline for submissions
October 1, 2021

Star Spangled Sabra

Do you have a story about being from Israel and living in the United States?  It can be funny, sad, or thought-provoking, but it must be authentic.  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!

Deadline for submissions
November 1, 2021

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.

Deadline for submissions
December 1, 2021

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
January  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
January 1, 2022

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.