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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Onstage/Offstage is looking for 10-minute plays to produce and air on its podcast.


Deadline: February 20, 2024

2024 theme: “Missing Home.” This could be any situation in which someone is away from where they are meant to be: a family, a town, a country, a person. Or something else. Is your protagonist trying to return? Are they trying to move farther away? Is home safe or antagonistic? What is your protagonist's goal? What are their obstacles?

A scary play that includes a stock monster such as vampire, werewolf, mummy, ghoul, etc. This character must have lines and be a significant element of the play. It will be aired in October.

Please read all requirements below, especially noting the dates and times during which submissions will be accepted. If you send a submission outside this timeframe, it will not be read!

By submitting, you agree to all the following:

1. Selected plays will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded by Onstage/Offstage artists. If selected, you agree that performances of your play will be broadcast on WRFI 88.1 Ithaca Community Radio, podcasted at www.onstageoffstage.org and Podbean (and others) on a date of our choosing, and permanently archived with OSOS. Your name as playwright will be prominently displayed. We will also share a link to your website, if you like.

2. **Playwrights will do a short interview to accompany the episode airing their play.**


4. Remember this is audio! Don't submit plays that require extensive reading of stage directions. The work should be overwhelmingly dialogue.

5. Comedies and dramas between 8 and 10 minutes welcome. **THREE (3) characters maximum.** **No monologues.**

6. No excessively offensive language. Not that we are against strong language in a work, but we have to bleep it for broadcast and that's more work for us. The recording remains au naturel for the podcast.

7. Format: Submit your play IN PDF format with playwright contact info, synopsis/teaser, cast/tech/set 
info on cover page, and pages numbered. (You'd be surprised. No, really, you would.)

8. ONE PLAY PER PLAYWRIGHT. Submit either for “Missing Home” or “Scary,” not both.

9. Follow this format for file names: OSOS 2024 Theme Yourlastname Play title
  • OSOS 2024 Missing Home Shakespeare Iago in Sensitivity Therapy. . . or
  • OSOS 2024 Scary Shakespeare Hamlet Wants His Mummy
Has your play been produced before? WE DON'T HOLD THAT AGAINST YOU. Send it.

We'd love to be able to remunerate you for your creativity, talent, and efforts in writing and submitting your work, but we are a very small operation and our funding is nil. What we can offer are a chance to talk about yourself as an artist and a sound recording of your play produced on air.

**We exuberantly encourage playwrights from historically marginalized communities to submit!**

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