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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Emerging Playwrights & Poets Festival January 19 & 20, 2024


Deadline: October 15, 2023

Entries are now being accepted through October 15, 2023 for the 2024 festival.

We are looking for original, one act plays to be preformed on stage, as well as spoken word poetry.

All entries must be emailed. Videos and handwritten copies will not be accepted. Please include your: first and last name, cell phone and preferred email. Email your scripts and poems to Lori Carmine, Park Manager:

lcarmine@joliet.gov by October 15, 2023.

All entries will be reviewed by our panel. Selected one acts and poems will be notified the first week of November. Playwrights selected will receive a $100 stipend and poets $25 per poem after the performance.

If chosen, authors of short plays are responsible for: readying their script for stage, keeping props and set to a minimum, selecting their actors and rehearsing them on your own time and location.

We will give each entry a night to rehearse on the stage before presenting. One act plays should be 10 – 30 minutes long. Poets will also have time on stage to rehearse, if desired.

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