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Sunday, July 31, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre seeks 10-minute plays

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T. Schreiber Theatre is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays that explore the idea of CHALLENGES. We encourage creative interpretations of the idea, both dramatic and comedic. We invite playwrights to submit pieces ranging from, but not limited to: political, personal, historical, religious, and fictional topics. 8 plays will be chosen to receive a 3-week run at T. Schreiber in February 2017.

Script submissions will be accepted from Thursday, June 2, 2016 until Tuesday, August 2, 2016

DEADLINE for submissions is Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.


-Plays must be 10 minutes or less in length (substantially longer plays will not be considered)

-Script should be in English, though submissions are accepted from playwrights worldwide

-Theme of “challenges” should be explored in play, though subject matter is open to the playwright’s imagination

-Seeking complete plays, rather than an excerpt from a larger piece – No musicals

-T. Schreiber recognizes the financial burden that multiple submission fees cost budding playwrights. It is part of our mission to encourage aspiring writers and as such, we accept financial responsibility for producing the winning plays. Therefore, the is NO SUBMISSION FEE for this year’s Schreiber Shorts!

If chosen, your play will receive a fully staged production and 3-week run at T. Schreiber’s Gloria Maddox Theatre.

-A director is assigned to each play. Auditions will be held, and a cast consisting largely of T. Schreiber students (both Equity and non-Equity actors) will be assembled.

-Rehearsal period of no less than one month before tech.

-We will supply a Stage Manager and technician to run sound and rights.

-Your play must fit within our theatre performance space. Tech abilities are limited, i.e. no special effects, with minimal required set, props, and costumes.

*We encourage submissions that make creative use of sound and lighting for atmosphere. Live sound (including Foley sound effects) is encouraged, as well as any pre-recorded sounds or music you imagine being part of your play. We have a wide variety of lighting instruments available (so specials and practicals are okay), although we do not have moving lights or a follow spot.

-Selected playwright finalists will be contacted no later than Monday, October 3rd.

To submit, please send your plays (as a PDF or word attachment) to schreibershortssubmissions@gmail.com  for review!


Both new and previously produced works will be considered. Please include the production history of your piece. (Please note, T. Schreiber has an additional annual New Works Project specifically for full-length plays that have never been produced.)

By submitting an entry for Schreiber Shorts, you are affirming that you are the sole creator of the play and entitled to confer performance rights. You further affirm that, if your play is chosen, you will grant performance rights, royalty-free, to T. Schreiber Theatre for up to sixteen performances during its production of Schreiber Shorts 2017. The play remains the sole property of the playwright.

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