We never post opportunities that require a submission fee. LEARN MORE.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

SUNDOG THEATRE'S 22nd Annual Call for Play Submissions


Deadline: December 15, 2023

Sundog is seeking new/original, one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.

10-25 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry (Note: they are not performed on the Ferry).

Set in a contemporary time period. Strong priority will be given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered. No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props/costumes, and no unusual sound or lighting effects.

Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.

This year's theme is Things Are Not What They Seem. They can be comedies or dramas. Humor is always appreciated.

5 – 6 plays will be chosen by a reading team. 

Each writer will receive $200 and be produced in five April 2024 performances in Staten Island, NYC.

Please send two hard copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and all contact information) and the name of the play on each page to Sundog Theatre, “Scenes 2024”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Submissions should include brief play synopsis (2-3 sentences at most), a 70-word bio, and also full resume of the writer.

Should be postmarked from now until December 15, 2023.

Do not submit plays electronically. Reasons: hard copies are easier to pass around/make notes on; protects your work; can’t get lost in email chains; and....easier on reading eyes.

Questions: info@sundogtheatre.org / Susan Fenley, Producer; Directors TBA. Actor auditions in February.

Writers of selected plays will be contacted in January and their names listed on Sundog’s website early 2024.

Blog Archive