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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Talking It Out: A Virtual Festival in Support of Mental Health Awareness

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Deadline: none listed - playwrights are welcome to submit one play every 30 days


The Talking It Out Virtual Arts Festival in support of mental health empowerment, is thrilled to be returning this Fall after a year-long hiatus! We are now accepting play submissions to be featured in our new ongoing series of live play readings in NYC and audio drama podcast to be featured worldwide. 

This year, we will be accepting submissions for short plays, (less than 20 minutes) one-act plays, (20-40 minutes) & full-length plays (60-120 minutes) of all genres, including comedy, drama, sci-fi, horror, experimental, etc. Plays will be accepted on an ongoing basis, with playwrights to be notified at least 3 months in advance of their proposed performance date.

The one requirement - in terms of subject matter - is that all plays should deal with the topic of mental illness. (i.e. anxiety, depression, PTSD, mental health in the context of neurodivergency, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia/Alzheimer’s, etc.) 

There is no submission fee, and playwrights are welcome to submit one play every 30 days. Plays that have received a previous reading or production outside of NYC are eligible, as long as they are unpublished.

Please contact talkingitoutfest@gmail.com with any questions.

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