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Friday, May 24, 2019

RAZE - global ten-minute plays festival

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RAZE is excited to be partnering with LA MADE in 2019, bringing our annual ten-minute international play festival back to the Mark Taper Auditorium at the public library in Downtown Los Angeles CA.

The 2019 festival, which is open to playwrights around the world, with a $250 First Place Prize.

The 2019 festival theme and title is Lost and Found.

Whatever the words “Lost and Found” trigger creatively, however playwrights choose to interpret it, we look forward to reading each and every play submitted.

​In 2018 we received over 500 play submissions and selected eight winning plays for performance. We are expecting even more submissions in 2019 and will again select just eight winning plays for performance. Once chosen, each play will be assigned to one of eight Los Angeles based theatre directors who will cast and rehearse the work ready for the festival's free performance day. Here are some key dates followed by entry details:

Submissions:                            May 1st – May 31st
Plays announced:                    August 1st, 2019
Festival Performance:             October 20th, 2019

Submission rules and guidelines

Lost and Found is the 2019 festival theme and title so put it at the heart of the play you submit. What does Lost and Found mean to you and how will you reflect it in the story you write? Play submissions that do not meet the following rules and guidelines will not be considered.

  • All entrants must be 18 or over.
  • Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • ONE SUBMISSION per writer only.
  • The window for play submissions will open on May 1, 2019 and close at 11.59 p.m. PST, May 31, 2019. Submissions must be sent during this period. Plays sent before or after this period will not be considered.
  • Play submissions must be in Word or PDF format and sent as an email attachment to razethespacetheatre@gmail.com                 
  • Include the words ‘Play Submission’ in the subject line of your email and include your name, contact info and play title in the body of the email.
  • Plays must be original work in English, written specifically for the stage by the person making the submission.
  • Plays must not have been previously published or produced. However, if your play has previously received a staged reading, that's fine. 
  • The first page of your play must include the play title, writer's name, and contact details.
  • Please number the pages of your Word or PDF play attachment.

On August 1, 2019 eight winning plays will be announced on this website. All decisions are final and the writers of the selected plays will be contacted by email.


​By submitting their work to RAZE THE SPACE as part of its 2019 ten-minute international play festival 'Lost and Found,' the playwright agrees that if selected, they give permission for the work to be presented without royalty for the Lost and Found free public performance at the Mark Taper Auditorium @ Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles on October 20, 2019

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