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Monday, September 25, 2023

Magnetic Theatre Fifth Annual One-Act Play Festival


Deadline: September 30, 2023 at 11:59PM ET

*Note: we will cap the submissions so may cut the deadline short if we reach over 500 plays submitted.

The One Act Play Festival is scheduled for August 2024.

This year’s theme is “anniversary” which can relate to any sort of annual or significant milestone recognition (marriage, divorce, birth, death, retirement, relocation, etc.)

Playwrights may only submit one piece for consideration

Please limit your cast to a maximum of six actors

Plays should be 15 minutes or shorter

Scripts with minimal set, costume, and prop requirements are preferred

We are not considering theatre for young audiences at this time

We will not accept screenplays or musicals at this time

The Magnetic Theatre produces plays that have not been previously produced. We respond primarily to plays with a sure command of language, that are accessible to a diverse and discerning audience, and that have clear dramatic action that truly uses the resources of live theatre.

If you wish to submit a play for consideration, please click the button below to complete the submission form. Include a complete manuscript with your form submission (bio, resume, and any other supporting materials (e.g. reviews) that might help pique our interest in you and your work are optional but encouraged).

Playwrights accepted into the One Act Play Festival will be notified by December 31, 2023. Playwrights, actors, and production team members participating in the Festival receive a small stipend.

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