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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2020 one-act plays

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Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2020”

Sundog Theatre’s 18th annual presentation of new and original one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

  • Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming it. 
  • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry. 
  • Set in contemporary period. Priority is given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered.
  • No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited/easily accessible props, and no special sound/lighting.
  • Avoid overt/unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
  • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.
  • Humor is appreciated.

This year’s theme is audience participation. Please write your play so that—before the show begins—we can pre-choose an audience member for each play. S/he will briefly come on stage--entering from the audience--and say no more than 2 lines (that will be memorized, so must be short), and exit into the wings.


4 – 6 plays will be chosen. Writers will receive $100 each
and be produced in our series of five February/March 2020 performances in Staten Island, NY.

--Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author, and contacts)
and the name of the play on each page to:

Sundog Theatre
“Scenes 2020”
PO Box 183
Staten Island, NY 10301

-- Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, 70-word bio and full resume of the author.
-- DEADLINE: postmarked from now til December 31, 2019.
-- Electronic submissions not accepted.
-- No submission fee.
--Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org.

Susan Fenley, Producer
Writers of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2020. We look forward to reading your submissions!

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