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Monday, March 6, 2023

26th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals


Deadline: April 10, 2023

Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas is accepting entries from now until April 10, 2023 for the 26th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals!

The TSW-FOO is FREE to enter and will once again be calling for short one act (20 minute) plays in any and all genres from all over the country and the world. Please check below for submission guidelines and see how you can enter for a chance to win a cash prize and to see your work produced.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Each playwright may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.
  • All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area.
  • All Genres are accepted.
  • Monologues or One Actor plays are not accepted.
  • Plays should be 20 minutes in length (give or take a minute or two). 
  • Page count should be no less than 17, but no more than 22 pages. 12 point font (Courier, Arial or Times New Roman)
  • There is no maximum limit of characters or sets, but common sense should be used as 5 plays will be produced in one evening.
  • Number all pages of the scripts, and scripts MUST be securely bound by three hole punch with brads or three hole punch folder. NO STAPLES!
  • Scripts must be submitted by postal mail ONLY. Emailed PDF or Word files will not be considered.
  • Be sure to include your contact information; phone number, email, and mailing address on the title page of each script.
  • List all characters with a brief character description.
  • Please include a one paragraph synopsis of the play.
  • Make sure all mailed entries are POSTMARKED by April 10, 2023.
  • Scripts cannot be returned.
  • One hundred dollars will be paid to all playwrights selected for production.

Scripts should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St.
Houston, Texas 77063-4004

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