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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Submissions are now open for the Theatre Southwest - Readers' Theatre Matinee


Deadline: January 5, 2022 by 11:59 PM

General guidelines are listed below and are subject to change.

Approximately 8-12 selected plays will be read and voted on by the attending audience. One $100 prize will be awarded to the play voted on as audience favorite.

General guidelines

Limit of two entries per playwright of an original work that has not been published or produced.

Monologues and one person plays are not accepted.

All genres are accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter).

All plays should be 5 to 10 minutes long, no exceptions. (If using standard play format a good gauge is 4-11 pages, excluding title page).

Plays should be conducive to Readers' Theatre with simple stage directions and a story expressed mostly through dialogue, not action.

Submission guidelines

Scripts are accepted via U.S. mail or email. If using U.S. mail entry must be postmarked by Jan. 5, 2022. If emailed sent by 11:59 p.m. on the same date (1/5/22). Scripts will not be returned.

Scripts should have a title page that includes the play title and playwright's contact information, as well as a list of characters and a brief synopsis of the play. Script pages should be numbered.

ALL mailed in scripts should be stapled in the upper left-hand corner.

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

Mail entries to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063

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