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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Driftwood Players Fifth Annual Festival of Shorts

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We are pleased to announce The Driftwood Players Fifth Annual Festival of Shorts.
Help us celebrate another great Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities Season with this exciting finale!   A great line-up of playwright finalists exhibit their most innovative, hilarious, or profound 15 minutes of stage-time and you get to choose the winner!  This year’s theme is TRANSITIONS.  

* guidelines have been revised this year

Submitted short plays must be less than 15 minutes long, centered on the theme transitions.  

Submissions MUST NOT BE previously produced.

Only one submission per author will be accepted.

8 finalists will be chosen by a panel of readers.  Reading will be blind, so AUTHOR NAME and other author information CANNOT BE ON THE PAGES OF THE PLAY but only on the cover page (which will not be distributed).  Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

Please DO NOT include the cover page (author’s name) as part of the main pdf (send as a separate pdf or in the text of the email)
Pagination should begin on page 1 of the text. Please include name of play on each page. 
Please submit in pdf format by EMAIL.
Please use no more than 5 characters in your play.
Please be aware that selected plays will be staged with minimal sets, props, costumes, lights and sound.  
The 8 selected plays will be assigned a director (at random) who will cast actors and present the work as he/she sees fit.
The 8 finalists have the chance to compete for an audience “peoples’ choice” award as well as judges’ awards.  

Lastly, we are a community theater, so please no X-rated scripts.  We simply can’t perform them for our audiences.

Accepting submissions - February1, 2014
Submissions closed - March 15, 2014 @ Noon 
Finalists will be announced - May 1, 2014

Submit by e-mail to:

Scripts will not be returned.
Good luck!

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