Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below.
One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.
Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props.
Due for submission by December 6th. 2 submissions allowed per playwright.
Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.
Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than December 6th to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose 'Valentines Day / Love or relationship' theme.
Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.