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Monday, May 26, 2014

Smithfield Little Theatre seeks one act submissions for their 8th Annual One Act Play Festival Competition

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Deadline: May 31, 2014

We invite you and/or your team or cast to perform at Smithfield Little Theatre in Historic Downtown Smithfield, Virginia. Please bring your special creativity to this unique event. The 8th annual SLT ONE ACT PLAY Festival Competition will be held Friday evening, August 1 and Saturday, August 2nd. This is a fantastic opportunity for local playwrights, directors, and actors to showcase talents. The SLT ONE ACT PLAY Festival Competition will be held at the Smithfield Little Theatre located at 210 N. Church Street, Smithfield, VA 23430.

This is a fun-filled thespian competition to award best actor/actress, best director, etc. It is also a great platform for original work as there are otherwise limited opportunities for playwrights to showcase their originals works. This event should appeal to those who want to perform but may be nervous to audition, those who want to direct but have not had the opportunity to do so yet, and those who want to get involved buy have not found the right show. This is really a great opportunity to be guaranteed a chance to participate. And there are fabulous prizes to the successful! There will be $100 prizes for the first place in each of the following categories: Monologue, Vignette, Best Play, and Best Playwright (for original work).

Bring all your questions! We can discuss the competition criteria, timeline, scheduling, submissions, censorship, any question you may have.

There are three competitive categories to be judged/awarded equally.

Please let us know your interest as soon as possible. Contact Marv Rose, Festival Director, at maryrose1962@hotmail.com or (757) 472-8691. Advance tours of Smithfield Little Theatre facilities available upon request.

Monologue - between 1.5 - 5 minutes
Vignette - between 6 - 30 minutes
One-Act - between 31 - 50 minutes
  • Each entry will have 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to tear down the set, which must be portable.
  • Casting is up tot he director - conduct auditions/select your performers
  • Rehearsals can be conducted on your own as the set will have to be portable anyway. It is possible to practice in your back yard.
  • The theater will be reserved for approximately one week prior to the festival so all acts can have at least one technical rehearsal in the theater.

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