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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Short Play & Musical Festival - SEX! 2021

Deadline: December 19, 2020 11:59pm

February 12-28, 2021

PENDING PANDEMIC and COVID RESTRICTIONS: Ideally, we will be able to run the festival as planned with a live audience present in the theatre. Audience members will likely be required to wear masks and your cast members are also welcome to perform with masks if that makes them more comfortable. However, at a bare minimum,we will live-stream the festival from the theatre to a paying audience watching at home. Therefore your cast must be comfortable performing your play in person at the theatre in NYC.

Please keep social distancing measures in mind when writing your play. If at all possible, focus on the sexual tension rather than physical touch (unless your cast members are from the same "bubble" and are fully comfortable with physical touch). It is also recommended that you keep the number of characters in your play limited to keep cast sizes as small as possible which will aid in performances and maintaining social distancing measures. As always, this festival focuses on the playwrights and their stories - very simple sets, props, and overall productions are recommended.

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

3 weeks, 3 performances weekly (Friday through Sunday),

4 plays featured each week.


Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.


A little bit naughty and slightly steamy but very sexy. No one under 18 will be admitted to the performance so .....

All plays submitted must be centered on, or revolve around this theme.

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host provides Theatre, technicians and box office

2) If selected, there is a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required

3) Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages

Submissions open: November 23, 2020

Submissions close: December 18, 2020 at 11:59pm

Play selection announced soon thereafter by mid-January 2021.

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival

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