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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Rising Sun Performance Company Seeks Short Family Friendly Plays for Outdoor Theater Festival on Governors Island


Deadline: April 4, 2022

Rising Sun is seeking submissions for plays for their 2022 outdoor Theater Festival on Governors Island.


Selected/Produced plays will receive a $100 Rights/Performance Payment.

Rising Sun Performance Company is planning a return for our 6th season on Governors Island this summer (permit pending). Our company has a rich history and relationship with the island, and we look to continue that with more entertaining and enriching theater!

Performances will be held in Governors Island, NYC (permit pending), one to two weekends in August/September 2022. These performances will be presented to the public for free (donations accepted).

As we will be presenting the festival pieces outdoors–free and open to the public–it is essential that we ensure that all material is suitable and appropriate for all ages, and “family friendly”. Therefore, we especially welcome and strongly encourage submissions of plays that are intended for young audiences. However this call is not exclusive to such plays; and we will also be considering pieces that are not strictly meant as “children’s theater”.

Plays should also fit the following requirements:

● Play should be able to be performed outdoors

● Plays should be able to be performed with minimal production elements

● Cast Age range should be adaptable, understanding our ensemble is 20s-50s

● Especially looking for plays with strong female identifying characters

● Especially looking for plays with diverse characters in race, gender identity and age

● Cast size should be no larger than 4-6 people.

● Running time should be 30-50 Minutes in length

● No more than 50 pages in length

Plays that do not fit most of these criteria will not be read.

We are not seeking musicals at this time, but are open to plays with musical elements.

Plays will be vetted by our Reading Committee which is comprised of 12 Ensemble members and our Literary Manager.

Submission Guidelines

Please include the following:

● Contact Information

● Play Synopsis

● Cast breakdown

● Script in word or PDF format

● Any other pertinent information (Playwright bio, list of previous productions, etc)

● Please resubmit even if you have submitted in the past.

Please complete one submission form for each play submitted.


Electronic Submissions only. Please No Phone Calls or Direct Mail

Should you have any technical issues or questions about submissions, please contact our literary manager at: rspliterarymanager@gmail.com.

Writers retain full rights and credit for all work produced.

A signed rights agreement granting RSP permission to produce is required for selected work.

A One-time Rights/Royalty Fee of $100 will be given to selected Play/Playwright

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