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Sunday, December 31, 2023

Newmarket International Festival of One Act Plays 2024


Deadline:  January 31, 2024

Newmarket Ontario Canada

The Very Useful Theatre Company is now accepting play submissions for the eighth annual Newmarket International Festival of One Act Plays to be held Sept. 5 to 8, 2024 at the Old Town Hall Auditorium, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket.

Playwrights can enter one-act play scripts via the submissions page on the website at www.oneactplayfestival.com or send directly by email to submissions@oneactplayfestival.com.

Playwrights choosing to email directly without filling out the website form should include the following information with their submission:

  • Name of playwright submitting the play
  • Title of the one-act play
  • Playwright’s email address
  • Playwright’s phone number
  • Playwright’s home address
  • Include a brief (two to four sentences) description of the play
  • The number of actors needed (indicate if there are specific casting requirements or if doubling actors is acceptable)

Solo plays are accepted

Plays must be no more than 45 minutes in length

List any props special to your play

Indicate if your play has been published and where

Indicate if this will be a world premiere (first time performed on stage)

Include if any royalty costs for one performance required and dollar amount

Indicate if willing to have production livestreamed/video presented online if chosen

Agree to provide headshot image and small bio for online/playbill use if chosen

What we are looking for

All one-act plays will be accepted. However, preferred are plays that have run times of between 20 and 45 minutes. 

Note: Please avoid entering 10-minute plays as this is not a 10-minute play festival.

Submissions will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2023, to Jan. 31, 2024.

For more information please visit the website or contact through info@oneactplayfestival.com.

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