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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

StageWorks One Act Jamboree 2024

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Deadline: March 8, 2024

Fee waived for members of Dramatist Guild. As Dramatists no longer sends out membership cards, please include letter from the guild certifying active membership when submitting your play.

Submit Your Play

Show Dates: July 26th, 27th, 28th 2024

Writers must submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 20 minutes or less)

Alternatively, you may submit your play via our website here. Click "Submit Your Play" (above) to send your manuscript via Google Form. Then, click "Pay Reading Fee" button above to pay your reading fee (online payment convenience fees apply). Manuscripts will NOT be considered until the reading fee has been submitted.

Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the prize of a staged production of his or her play at the StageWorks One Act Jamboree, which will be held during the Summer of 2024 at StageWorks Studio 237.

The production will have auditioned actors, directors chosen by committee, producers, stage managers, ushers, ticket takers, and tech crew.

Writers are encouraged to submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 20 minutes or less) by Friday, March 8, 2024. Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality by a committee of three to five. Directors will be chosen by the committee.

Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the prize of a staged production of his or her play at the StageWorks One Act Jamboree, which will be held during the summer of 2024 at StageWorks Studio 237.

Plays will be judged on the following criteria:

Plot
Character Development
Dialogue
Overall writing quality

Playwrights are limited to three (3) submissions.

How to Submit:

Please read and follow our submission guidelines. Submissions that are incomplete or do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified. To enter your play, you must submit the following:

(1) Three (3) hard copies of your play (or Google Form submission in advance for electronic submissions/Paypal payment).

Plays should run 20 minutes or less and be written in the proper playwriting format (when in the proper format, running time is approximately one minute per page):

A list of characters with a brief physical description of each should also be included.
Plays should contain 12 or fewer actors.
One person plays are accepted.
No musicals, unless you are providing accompaniment.
Plays should have simple staging and technical needs.

(2) A cover letter with the following information:

The name of your play
Your name full address, full contact information (including your e-mail and phone number)
A brief synopsis of your play (for publicity purposes if your play is selected)
A brief biography

(3) A check in the amount of $20 (US dollars) for each play submitted, made payable to:

StageWorks Theatre Group, INC. *Fee waived for members of Dramatist Guild (must include copy of front and back of current card with submission)

Please write "One-Act Jamboree" in the check's memo line.

The submission package must be sent to:

StageWorks Theatre Group, INC
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Attn: One-Act Jamboree

Prizes:

At the conclusion of the jamboree, one winner will receive a $250 cash prize based on audience vote.

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