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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival - Short Plays


Deadline: October 1, 2023


Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of exclusively characters in their teens and twenties.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • A running time of 10-25 minutes.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.

The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to female-identifying actors and actors from under-represented groups.

Plays should not have had a previous production under an Actors Equity agreement. Non-union productions, workshops, and readings are fine.

The ten Official Selection short plays will receive:A staged reading at the 2023 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival.

Publication in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2023: The Short Plays, published by Southeast Missouri University Press and made distributed nationwide through online and retail outlets.Submissions due October 1, 2023.


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