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Anyone can submit an original script, provided that it has not been professionally performed.

Playwrights can only submit two (2) scripts in total each year.
The running time of the script can be no longer than 30 minutes in length.
The scripts selected will be chosen not only for their dramatic quality and writing, but also for their suitability for the actors (and numbers of actors) available in any year. As MiniFest is modestly funded, scripts will also be considered from the point of view of their production requirements.
Scripts must be submitted electronically no later than midnight on October 15, 2014, Atlantic Standard Time. No late submissions will be accepted.
Playwrights are invited to attend rehearsals, by agreement with their director. Rehearsals start in the first week of January, 2015.
MiniFest may choose to present as many as eight plays over two consecutive nights. Each evening of plays may be presented as many as three times.
Successful playwrights will not be offered royalties.
Script submissions will only be accepted after a correctly completed application has been received.

Your script can only be submitted electronically in Word format. If you do not have Microsoft Word, or program that will save as a Word document, you can download the free Open Office and save the file as aWord document. No PDF or other formats will be accepted.
You can only enter two (2) plays in the competition.
The first page, the Covering Page of your script, include:
  • the name of your play
  • the playwright’s name
  • the contact information of the playwright (address, telephone number & email address).
  • On the second page, the Character Breakdown and Setting Page, include:
  • the character breakdown in your script (e.g. Sally – a CEO.)
  • the setting (e.g. An apartment in NYC.) that your play occurs.
  • the Time (e.g. The present.)
As the play goes to the jury anonymously, please make sure that the pages of the script following theCovering Page (including the Character Breakdown Page) do NOT contain your name.

Please make sure the document editing features are unlocked or disabled. This to enable removal or manipulation of pages for jury and production purposes. No changes to the text itself will be made.
Please make sure your actual script pages are numbered, and contain (header or footer) the name of your play.

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