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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Stage Door Productions, Inc Twelfth Annual Original One-Act Festival

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Fredericksburg, Va

Festival prizes to be awarded: Six plays shall be selected for production in the spring (March/April/May) of 2019. Of those six selected, one shall win the Grand Prize $150 and one shall win runner up $100 as determined by the festival play readers.  Of the remaining four, one shall will an Audience Favorite Prize $100 to be determined by the audience attending the festival performances.

Guidelines for submission:

  • All submissions must be original, unpublished one act plays of 20 pages or less. 
  • Submissions must be received by email between September 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018
  • Any submissions not adhering to the following guidelines may be eliminated from consideration.
  • Additional information and guidelines:
  • All scripts must be submitted electronically via email in .pdf format. Please email roy@stagedoorproductions.org
  • All scripts should include a short biography of the playwright for publication on website, programs, and publicity materials to be considered for evaluation. 
  • Playwrights will be notified via e-mail when their manuscript is received.
  • Scripts should include:
  • A separate title page with name of the playwright, address, telephone number and e-mail address
  • A cast of characters with descriptions
  • A brief synopsis
  • Numbered pages
  • Playwrights shall not submit more than two plays to be considered per festival year.
  • Playwrights will be notified by February 15, 2019, if their play has been selected for production.
  • Plays selected for production will be listed on our website, www.stagedoorproductions.org
  • All production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.
  • Stage Door Productions shall have the right to produce selected scripts without payment of royalties.
  • Production will be at the discretion of Stage Door Productions.
  • Only stage plays will be considered.  Musical, film or TV scripts will not be selected for production.
  • All submissions must be original and unpublished.
  • Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization, cast size, and dialogue. Technical requirements will be noted.
  • Critical analysis or feedback will not be provided.
  • Playwrights should be aware that the size of our stage is limited. There are no opportunities for elaborate scene changes.
  • Please consider our audience and do not send sexually explicit or gratuitously violent scripts.  


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