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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

27th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals


Deadline: April 20, 2024

Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas is now accepting entries from now until April 20, 2024 for the 27th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals! The TSW-FOO is FREE to enter with the Production to be mounted July 26th thru August 10th, 2024. Once again we are calling for short one act (20 minute) plays in any and all genres from all over the country and the world. 

Please check below for submission guidelines and see how you can enter for a chance to win a cash prize and to see your work produced.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Each playwright may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.
  • All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area.
  • All Genres are accepted.
  • Monologues or One Actor plays are not accepted.
Plays should be 20 minutes in length (give or take a minute or two). Page count should be no less than 17, but no more than 22 pages. 12 point font (Courier, Arial or Times New Roman)

There is no maximum limit of characters or sets, but common sense should be used as 5 plays will be produced in one evening.

Number all pages of the scripts, and scripts MUST be securely bound with brads or three hole punch folder. Preferably no staples.

Scripts must be submitted by postal mail ONLY. We apologize for the inconvenience of mailed in hard copies for all domestic entities, but the fest does make exceptions for overseas entries. If you are entering from another country you may email a PDF to: mimiholloway@gmail.com This is also the email to address any questions.

Be sure to include your contact information; phone number, email, and mailing address on the title page of each script.

List all characters with a brief character description.

Please include a one paragraph synopsis of the play.

Make sure all mailed entries are POSTMARKED by April 20, 2024. Or for overseas entries emailed before 11:59 p.m. on April 20, 2024.

Scripts (hard copies) cannot be returned.

One hundred dollars will be paid to all playwrights selected for production.

Scripts should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St.
Houston, Texas 77063-4004

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