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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Watermelon One-Act Festival (Lexington Park Maryland)

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Welcome to watermeloninc.org - home of Watermelon Inc.'s production of the Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF)!

Now accepting scripts for WOAF 2015!

Please email scripts to watermelon@watermeloninc.org. Up to three scripts per playwright may be submitted. Please complete a script submission form for each play.


The 2015 Watermelon One-Act Festival will be hosted by The Newtowne Players (NTP) at the Three Notch Theater located at 21744 Coral Pl, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

a. Plays will be selected by February 28th. Playwrights will be contacted by March 1. The $100.00 participation fee must be received by March 14th.

b. A phone conference will occur on March 21 at 6 pm among all production representatives, the WOAF Coordinator, and the WOAF Technical Director. This phone conference provides an opportunity to review information and answer questions. A conference call phone number will be distributed via email prior to the meeting.

c. A technical package with additional information and requirements (e.g., program format, poster image criteria for website) will be distributed to all production representatives before the phone conference. The technical package is due 4 weeks prior to the technical rehearsal.

We welcome all original and unpublished works between 10 and 65 minute running time (includes set up/breakdown and curtain call). Ten to fourteen entries will be selected based on the quality of the writing, story/plot, and character development. Minimal technical requirements is advised as there are only 60 minutes for a technical rehearsal, all props and actors must fit into a 10- by 10-foot space, and there is no technical award. To submit a play is completely free and up to three scripts can be submitted per participant. 

However, if selected, a non-refundable $100 entry fee is required to assist with defraying festival expenses.

Further information, including festival rules and script submission forms, are available for download.

Watermelon is NOT producing the play, merely presenting the finished product, which may be performed a total of two times if selected as a finalist.

Please email us if you have any questions.

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