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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

12th Annual Festival of Shorts Call for Submissions


Deadline: March 30, 2023 at 11:59 PST

Edmonds Driftwood Players is pleased to announce our theme and call for submissions for our 12th Annual Festival of Shorts. Our festival provides an opportunity for playwrights to have their works brought to life on stage, as well as gain recognition and potential awards. Past winners have later been developed into full-length award-winning plays!

The finalists are typically selected from submissions from around the globe. Our volunteer readers and judges are local theater lovers and playwrights. To keep the process as fair as possible, our readers are given blind copies of script submissions for judging.

The Festival this year will be presented in five performances June 29-July 2, 2023, featuring eight shorts finalists. The theme for 2023 is “Pay It Forward.” We are looking for scripts that highlight acts of kindness, however small, and how those acts make a huge difference. We would love to see both comedic and dramatic stories. After the closing performance, we will announce the winners for:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Judges’ Awards

Overall Audience Favorite

To enter your short play in the festival, please follow the instructions below.

Submit an original script for a short play based on the following guidelines:
  • Run time between 10 and 12 minutes
  • No more than 5 characters
  • Can be staged with minimal sets, props, and costumes.
  • Limited foul language
  • Be sure to incorporate the theme of “Pay It Forward” into your story
  • To be eligible for consideration, the play cannot have been previously produced

Submit your play by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, March 30, 2023 to Shorts@EdmondsDriftwoodPlayers.org

Submit two separate documents:A single cover page with the title of your play and your full name, address, email address and phone number.
The original short submission (Standard Stage Play Format) with the script and title of the play ONLY. No identifying information about the playwright is to appear in this “blind” copy. All plays which fail to submit a blind copy of their play will be disqualified. The blind copy of the script preserves anonymity in our judging process.

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