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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Sixth Festival


Deadline: May 1, 2022

"The Sixth Festival is calling for play submissions for Off-Broadway readings happening June 2 - 12. One night will be short plays (10-30 minutes) and one night will go to a single full length.
Deadline to submit: May 1

About the Festival:

The Sixth Fest is a fringe festival in its second year inviting events of all types to draw attention and inspire action to stop the end of the fucking world.

In our first year we had 25 events from over 80 presenters in Chicago and online, from urban gardening in underserved communities to poetry to panels to yoga to a pageant for kids, with the knowledge that everyone of every walk will be needed to avert the climate crisis.

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The venue:

Theatre 80 is an Off-Broadway theater located at 80 St. Mark's Place in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood. It will be underwater after we reach 4 degrees of warming which we are on course for by 2100. Due to the pandemic, this historic location is in a fight to keep from shuttering. Find out more and donate here:


Submission details:
  • Plays, like all our events, do not have to be about climate change, at least in what immediately comes to mind with that. Ice caps and disappearing forests and weather are the symptoms. Humans are the cause. Some things stories could be about: children being nice to each other; farming; migrants; butterflies; the fact that our government is controlled by private interests or runs on tribalism; globally or locally racist, exploitative systems that pretend human beings and the planet are dispensable--just to name a few. An aim of the festival is to show climate change is much different than the boxes we have it in, and affects and is affected by everything. Plus, if Rihanna can play her regular playlist for climate, we can all do the same.
  • Send a PDF of the whole play to submissions@thesixthfest.org with either "Short 80 Submission" or "Full Length 80 Submission" in the subject line, depending on play's length.
  • One play only. Plays that have been produced before accepted.
  • No fee. Produced by the festival.
  • Plays must include at least one occurrence of the words "climate change" or "climate crisis."
  • Notified about decision by email by May 10.
  • $200 for full-length winner. $50 for shorts.

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