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Friday, April 8, 2016

11th annual One Act Play Festival

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11th annual
One Act Play Festival
July 22 - August 13, 2016

Wave 1: July 22-30th
Wave 2: August 5-13th

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays. Comedic, absurd, dramatic, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome and encouraged for review. Selected plays will be performed at Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island, on two consecutive weekends between July 22 and August 13, 2016 (more performance details below).

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: All plays must be received by Friday, April 15, 2016. Any plays received or postmarked past April 15th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

SELECTED PLAYS FOR PERFORMANCE: The OAPF Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by no later than Thursday, May 31, 2016. All playwrights will receive notification of whether their play(s) were accepted or not. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the Festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit.

SELECTED PLAYWRIGHTS: Participation is volunteer; no stipends or monetary prizes are awarded to selected playwrights. All monies collected from ticket sales will benefit Artists’ Exchange/Gateways to Change, Inc. and the continuation of the One Act Play Festival for years to come. Selected playwrights will receive complimentary tickets (amount TBD) and recognition in the playbill, including a personal bio and contact information (if provided).


To Submit: Please send all plays to Artists’ Exchange by physical mail or email and include your contact information and play title(s). Playwrights may only submit up to three (3) plays maximum. Send any questions or communications to Jessica Chace, Festival Artistic Director (contact information below).

By Mail: Attention: One Act Play Festival Submission, Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910

By Email: In Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send to Jessica Chace at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.

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