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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Theatre Southwest is accepting short plays for its Annual Readers' Theatre Matinee


Deadline: January 6, 2023 (postmarked)

This year the TSW-RTM will happen on Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. and our event
producer Brian Heaton will be accepting 5-10 minute scripts from NOW until Jan. 6th, 2023 (postmarked by).

Selected plays will be read and voted on by the audience in attendance and the Audience Favorite will receive a $100 cash prize!

Guidelines for this this year's event are as follows:
  • Scripts will ONLY be accepted via snail-mail (no emails, no PDF's) you must use the post office.
  • Scripts entered cannot be returned.
  • Limit of 2 entries per playwright of original works that are unpublished, nor produced.
  • There is NO ENTRY FEE.
  • ALL scripts should be numbered with title, list of characters, brief synopsis of play and
  • playwright's contact info on title page.
  • ALL scripts should be fastened, a folder with brads is preferred. 
  • No Monologues or one man/woman plays will be accepted.
  • ALL genres of plays will be accepted.
  • ALL plays should be able to be read within 5 to 10 minutes, no longer, no exceptions. If usingstandard play format a good gauge would be if the play's text is 4 to 11 pages long (excluding title page).
Please make sure the play you are submitting is conducive to Readers' Theatre, simple stage
directions, story mostly expressed through dialogue, not action.

Approximately 8-12 plays will be selected to be given a performance level read, and the
playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

ALL entries should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063

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