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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Secret Theatre’s play festival Act One: One Act is now accepting submissions

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The Secret Theatre’s play festival Act One: One Act is now accepting submissions for its performances in October 2014.

Act One: One Act is a competition style, one-act play festival produced by The Secret Theatre. Prizes will be offered in the following categories: Best Play ($100 Prize), Best Director ($100 Prize), Best Actor ($50 Prize), and Best Actress ($50 Prize). In addition to cash prizes, those plays in the final round will be offered a chance to be non-exclusively published in an anthology of winning plays by The Secret Theatre.

Plays advance to the final round through secret audience votes. Final voting will be done by a panel of judges scoring 50% of the vote with audience votes scoring the other 50%. Winners will be announced and awarded on the last night of the festival during the closing night party hosted by The Secret Theatre.

Scripts are due by 25 August at 5:00 PM. Scripts may be sent to submissions@secrettheatre.com in PDF format ONLY

There is no submission or acceptance fee.

Plays for the festival will be chosen by 30 August.

One Acts:
  • Will be guaranteed 4 performances each
  • Chosen playwrights MUST provide their own director and cast
  • Can be on any theme and in any style
  • Can use 6 actors or less
  • MUST be 15 minutes or less 
  • Will receive free rehearsal space at the theatre’s discretion and discounted space at $10/hr during peak hours
  • Cannot bring in a set (a standard setting including 4 chairs, one cafe table and 2 rehearsal cubes will be provided)
  • Can store small props and costumes if kept in boxes or totes in good condition
  • Will be given a tech cue-to-cue in the space on either September 29, 30 or October 1
October 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 at 8:00 PM and October 5 & 12 at 7:00 PM with those plays advancing to the final round performing October 18 at 8:00 PM

The Secret Theatre | 4402 23rd St | LIC/Court Square | 718 392 0722

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