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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Little Festival of the Unexpected submission window

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Submissions for LFU are accepted every other year (2019, 2021, 2023, etc) July 1st through October 1st for consideration the following May. Only scripts and samples of full-length plays are considered for the Festival.

  • Literary agents may submit complete scripts on behalf of their clients.
  • Playwrights who do not have agents may submit 10-page dialogue samples for consideration. Dialogue samples must be accompanied by a synopsis, production history, and character breakdown.
  • Plays are eligible for development at the LFU only if they have not previously been professionally produced or workshopped with Equity actors. This restriction includes Actors Equity showcase and waiver productions. Plays that have had readings or non-AEA productions are still eligible.
  • Only one submission is accepted per playwright in a given year.
  • Submissions of 10-page samples (from playwrights) must be sent by US Mail only – no e-mails, faxes, etc.

Plays must require no more than 8 actors to perform. Playwrights must provide a precise casting plot for larger casts that require doubling.

Submit by mail to:
Portland Stage Company
Attn: Literary Manager
P.O. Box 1458
Portland, ME 04104

For questions about script submissions or eligibility, please email Literary Manager.

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