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Monday, December 28, 2015

2016 Act One: One Act Festival

FEBRUARY 15th-28th


Submission Deadline: January 10th 2016

The Act One : One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 3rd annual. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One Act Festival. We also promote playwrights through publishing anthologies of the winning plays; all of the final plays including the festival winner are offered a non-exclusive publishing agreement! We have currently published five volumes of short plays.

No fee to submit or produce.

• $100 Cash Prize for Best Play
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Director
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actress
• Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays]
• The final selected plays are eligible for publishing in Top Secret Books’ The Act One : One Act Festival Vol 3 on a non-exclusive basis.


• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference given to plays that have not been produced before.
• Playwrights are responsible for selecting director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)
• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)
• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.
• We will divide selected plays into three programs,

Selected Playwrights will be informed July 27th.


The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street
LIC, NY 11101
At Court Square on the E, M, G and 7 train. (Between 44 Rd and 44 Ave)

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