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Sunday, December 18, 2022

What She Said Festival Call for Submissions


Deadline: December 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM

What She Said Festival is a celebration of new, short plays by woman-identifying playwrights. The Underground in Duluth, MN created the festival as an opportunity for women playwrights, directors and actors to have a focused space to express themselves and feature their stories through theater.

SEEKING: Submissions for the 2023 What She Said Festival.

This will be an evening of 5-8 short plays and monologues written by women playwrights celebrating women and what they have to say.

Submit your work(s) any time between now and December 31, 2022.

Though there are no conditions set on structure, content, or genre, we’re seeking works as part of a celebration of women and their voices. Additionally, as this is a festival with multiple plays, the technical elements will be kept simple and will be a consideration as we are selecting plays.

Plays will be selected based on:

Relevance to the spirit of the festival – Celebrating women and what they have to say

Adherence to ‘The Details’ (see below)

Excellence of work

The Details

There is no fee to submit.
  • The playwright must be woman-identifying.
  • A playwright can submit multiple plays, but they must be submitted separately.
  • Each submission must be no more than 20 pages (excluding title page) at a font no smaller than 12pt.
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished.
  • We will only accept non-musical scripts.
  • Scripts can only be submitted electronically – whatshesaidfest@gmail.com
  • Submissions must be in PDF format
  • Title page must contain playwright contact information
  • You will receive confirmation that submissions have been received – no other contact will be made unless the script is selected for production.
  • Submission Deadline: December 31st at 11:59pm.
Selected Plays:Will receive 3 staged performances May 11-13th, 2023.
Will be awarded a $100 prize.
Will be allotted 2 tickets to any performance.

Submissions and Correspondence:All submissions and correspondence should be by email: whatshesaidfest@gmail.com

Please allow for up to two weeks for follow up to any questions.
When submitting, make sure you’ve attached your play.
If you do not receive an automatically generated response from our email, please double check the details of the email and send it again.

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