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Annual Readers' Theatre Matinee seeks short plays


Deadline: January 5, 2024 11:59 PM

Theatre Southwest is NOW accepting short plays for its Annual Readers' Theatre Matinee!

This year the TSW-RTM will happen on Sunday, Jan. 21st, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. and our event
producer Brian Heaton will be accepting 5-10 minute scripts from NOW until Jan. 5th, 2024

Selected plays will be read and voted on by the audience in attendance and the Audience Favorite will receive a $100 cash prize!
  • Scripts will be accepted via snail-mail and email.
  • Scripts entered should be in PDF format for email. Printed entries should be in standard play format and bound in a 3-hole punch folder or with brads.
  • Limit of 2 entries per playwright of original works that are unpublished, and unproduced.
  • ALL scripts should be numbered with title, list of characters, brief synopsis of play and
  • playwright's contact info on title page. 
  • No Monologues or one man/woman plays will be accepted.
  • ALL genres of plays will be accepted.
  • ALL plays should be able to be read within 5 to 10 minutes, no longer, no exceptions. If using
  • standard play format a good gauge would be if the play's text is 4 to 11 pages long (excluding
  • title page).
  • Please make sure the play you are submitting is conducive to Readers' Theatre, simple stage
  • directions, story mostly expressed through dialogue, not action.
Approximately 8-12 plays will be selected to be given a performance level read, and the playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

Please email scripts to: heaton_it_up@hotmail.com
By 11:59 p.m. on January 5th, 2024.

Please mail scripts to:
Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St.
Houston, TX 77063
Postmarked by: January 5th, 2024

To learn more about Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas please click on the link below to visit their website: https://tswhouston.com/

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