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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Warner 12th International Playwrights Festival


Deadline: March 1, 2023

Do not send, they have reached their script limit.

The Warner International Playwrights Festival recognizes the work of emerging and established playwrights from across the country and around the globe. The Festival gives playwrights a forum for production of their one-act plays that engage and entertain audiences through exploration of the human experience and the human spirit.

The Warner Theatre, located in Torrington, CT, was built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace, the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre". For more information about the theatre, please visit: http://www.warnertheatre.org/ and http://www.warnertheatre.org/history.html

Please read submission policy carefully: We invite playwrights to submit plays via electronic script submissions, in standard Samuel French playwriting format - 12 point font, character name centered or 3.5 inches from left margin, 1” margin all around. 
  • Submitted plays should be one-act plays of no less than 12 and no more than 30 pages long, not including your cover page.
  • Submissions will be limited to the first 150 scripts received. Submission deadline is March 1 or until 150 scripts are received, whichever comes first.
  • Scripts will be accepted internationally but must be written in English. 
  • Previously produced scripts are accepted. 
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Please remove all playwright identification from the script including name, mailing address and telephone/e-mail.
  • In the body of the email include: 
    • Script Name
    • Playwright Name
    • Playwright Email
    • Playwright Telephone Number
    • Playwright postal mailing address. 
  • Please do not send a synopsis or playwright resume or bio.
  • Only one submission per playwright will be accepted. Scripts will not be returned. 
  • Please title your attachment with the full title of your play, only.
  • If your play is selected, you will be notified, via email, of the readers’ selection on/about July 1.
  • Selected scripts will receive minimal-set (table, 4 chairs, 2 cubes), minimal-tech production (lights up, lights down, 2 sound cues) production. Please be sure your play will adhere to these parameters for production.
  • Selected scripts will be produced as submitted: no revisions are accepted.
  • Selected playwrights receive up to four free tickets to the festival.
  • Selected playwrights are invited to attend the festival by their own means. Accommodation recommendations are available. 
To be considered for the Warner International Playwrights Festival scripts must be RECEIVED by 11:50pm Eastern Standard Time on March 1; late entries will not be read.
For additional information, contact warnersubmissions@gmail.com

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