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Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts

Monday, October 18, 2021

Harper Productions: The Fright Before Christmas


Deadline: November 7, 2021

We’re looking for six original short horror plays to be performed at The Space this December 11th.

The night will be MC'd by drag queen extraordinaire, Lady Aria Grey, and each performance will be judged by our panelists and the audience (and, yes, there will be prizes!).

The stories we’re looking for must be:
  • Maximum 10 minutes long
  • Maximum 4 people (this includes cast & crew)
  • Original ideas and a previously unproduced piece
  • Based in the UK
  • Only one submission per writer/team
  • Submissions must be sent as a word document or PDF 

Submit entries via this Google form

Submissions must be completed by the 7th of November at the stroke of midnight!

We want plays that are new. Plays that are experimental. Plays that are inventive. But most of all, we want plays that will terrify beyond our wildest nightmares!

Best of luck and we will see you soon!

If you have any questions about the event, the space or your submissions, please don't hesitate to send them to contact@dansemacabreproductions.co.uk or harpyproductioncompany@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival

Deadline: March 30, 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. 

We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. 

Seeking actors and directors, too.

The Plain Site Theatre Festival seeking new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays


Deadline: Saturday November 20, 2021

The Plain Site Theatre Festival returns for a third season and is currently seeking new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays to develop and produce.

The Plain Site Theatre Festival returns for a new season. Curated by Alex Rioux and run by Theatre St. Thomas in partnership with Solo Chicken Productions, the festival has become an annual part of programming on the St. Thomas University campus presenting new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays with the aim of fostering queer visibility in the local arts scene and on campus.

Selected playwrights will receive professional dramaturgy for their play, a workshop reading at the 2022 Festival and full production at the 2023 Festival.

Artists eligible to submit must be currently attending a secondary or post-secondary institution and identify as LGBTQIA2+. Using ‘coming out’ as a prompt, writers are encouraged to explore what coming out means to them.

A maximum of 4 plays will be selected for the festival and scripts must have a running time of between 10-20 minutes. Each script must contain no more than 2 actors (monologues are welcome). Playwrights must be available to work on their script with a dramaturge between November/December 2021.

The Plain Site Festival reserves the right to award fewer than the maximum number of plays allotted should jury members feel that the quality of submissions does not meet a minimum standard or that the festival would not be able to stage certain submitted scripts for logistical, financial, or legal reasons.

Please submit the following information through email by the deadline:

– Cover sheet indicating the following: Playwrights Name, Full Contact Information, Title of Play

– Copy of the Script

– Documents should be in .doc, .docx or.pdf format

– Please email scripts to Festival Director, Alex Rioux at pstfdirector@gmail.com

Deadline to submit scripts is Saturday November 20, 2021.

2022 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival


Deadline: November 1, 2021

Produced by the Over Our Head Players

At Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre (Wisconsin)

The Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival is a festival of original comedies that run 10 minutes or less. Submitted scripts will be judged by the Snowdance Selection Committee. A selection of scripts will be chosen for production during the Snowdance Festival in the winter of 2022. 

Due to COVID-19, the exact dates and format are subject to change. Audiences attending Snowdance performances will have the ability to vote for the production they enjoyed the most. 

 The votes will be tallied throughout the five-week festival run, and the Snowdance “Best in Snow” will be awarded to the winning playwright after the final performance on a date to be determined. Cash award of $500.00 to “Best in Snow,” with $200.00 awarded to second place and $100 for third place.

* Through November 1st - Call for scripts.

* November - Scripts chosen for production will be announced.

* Winter of 2022 – Expected run of festival performances.

* immediately after final performance - Announcement of “Best in Snow.”

** Should circumstances prevent a safe production of a 2022 Snowdance®, the chosen finalists will be re-considered for the following year OR for another production format, with the playwright’s consent.

#1- Competition is open to original 10 minute or shorter plays free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Submission is considered to be approval to produce the piece without royalty if selected for production in the Snowdance® Festival. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered.

#2- Plays must run 10 minutes or less. A rule of thumb - 1 page (8 1/2 x 11) of single spaced, average dialogue will total about 90 seconds. Please time pieces prior to submission.

#3- Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2021.

#4- Manuscripts must be on standard 8-1/2” x 11” paper, cleanly typed and securely bound. Scripts should follow standard format. (Check any scriptwriting book in your library)

#5 – Plays can have a cast of 1 to 3 characters and should be easily staged. Avoid any elaborate set requirements. And remember it is a comedy festival.

#6- The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list, set requirements, and a 1 to 3 sentence synopsis of the play.

#7 –Submit one (1) copy of your script.

#8 - Send scripts to: SNOWDANCE

C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403

Alternatively, entries may be sent by email to snowdance318@gmail.com.

#9 - Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith at (262) 632-6802 or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com.

* Plays selected for the festival will be produced by Over Our Head Players.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2022


Deadline: December 31, 2021

Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2022”

Sundog Theatre’s 20th annual presentation of new and original,
one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.
Since it is our 20th anniversary, the themes are “celebration” or “anniversary”.

Writing Guidelines:

–Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.

–10-25 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry.

–Set in contemporary time period. Strong priority will be given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered. No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props, and no special sound or lighting.

–Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

–No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.

–Humor, if appropriate, is welcome.

Submission Guidelines:

—Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and contacts), and the name of the play on each page to Sundog Theatre, “Scenes 2022”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.

–Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, 70-word bio, and full author resume.

–Plays must be in our hands from now until no later than December 31, 2021. Latest postmark we will accept is December 24.

–Please do not submit plays electronically.

–Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org. Susan Fenley, Producer

>>5 – 6 plays will be chosen; writers will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of five March 2022 performances in Staten Island.<<

Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2022.

365 Women A Year: a playwriting project


Deadline: December 31, 2021


Welcome 2021 playwrights! We are entering our eighth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below. Because there was so much out of our control in 2020, you are able to write about any women you want, even if we’ve already covered them. (Usually, we don’t take duplicates)

Below you will find:

-Directions to Participate


-A list of women who have not yet been covered. 
This year you are able to write about women we have covered as well.


FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about. We definitely need more pieces about women from 1700s and prior and pieces on women who lived in Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the claim form.


SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation email. You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from 365womenayear@gmail.com. It can take a few weeks to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive.

THIRD STEP: Happy writing. If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.

Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with. PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play. It is okay if more historical women end up in your piece than you claimed. When choosing someone very different than you, do your research and be thoughtful about what you are asking future actors to perform.

FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise.

You will email your piece to 365womenayear@gmail.com. Follow the directions below:

(1) In the subject line you will put: 2021/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)

(2) Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email. (If you have already written with us and do NOT need your bio updated then do not include your bio.)

(3) Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format:

***Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.****


Alexandra David-Neel- “Adventuress Adventurous”(10 pages)/Playwright: Deborah Magid (2021)

Key Words/Occupation:

Alexandra David-Neel (Writer, Explorer, Singer)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Century they were Born: (If you can’t find exact dates just put the century)

Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

By Play Info: (just written out once with all the women in history listed after “inspired by”)

“Adventuress Adventurous” by: Deborah Magid (3 characters/10 pages) Inspired by: Alexandra David-Néel (2021)

New: We want the women to be searchable by country of birth and their background so it is easier when people are putting together festivals. Example below:

Country of birth: France Race/Ethnicity/Heritage: White, Belgian-French

(4) Attach your play as a PDF and submit!

You can always email us if you have any questions. Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed.


*You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear.

*Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.

*Plays are due Dec 31st of 2021

* You are always allowed to revise your piece. When you do, email it again with REVISION/Play title/Playwright/Year in the subject line and the revised piece attached as a PDF.

*Women MUST have existed. *They can be living or dead. *Our plays are loosely based on these historical figures. *History may have forgotten their name but we know they existed and they need to be covered. This happened often to those enslaved where we have no recording of their actual name and women from ancient times.

*If you are writing a piece about a woman who is from a different culture/ethnicity/race/religion than you, please do your research and be mindful and respectful. Be thoughtful of what you are asking your future actors to do and say. It is never a good look for a white playwright to have a piece full of racial slurs. It’s just not necessary. Research, collaboration, and respect are key.

*Yes, we plan to do this every year.

*You retain ALL rights to your pieces and may submit them anytime and anywhere you want to. When one of your 365 pieces gets produced, we will put it on the web site and tweet about it! Nothing will be done with your play without your discretion. If a theatre wants to produce your piece, we will contact you. While the play info is searchable, interested parties cannot read your piece unless you give permission. When publishing opportunities arise, it is up to you whether or not you would like your piece to be included.

*We have had festivals all over the world and appeared in The Dramatist. We have playwrights from all over the world participating.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

4th Annual Theatrical Spooktacular


Deadline: October 8, 2021

Submit to TheatricalSpooktacular@gmail.com

  • We are looking for original short plays (or other theatrical pieces) that are 10 minutes or less.
  • This evening is being produced on Halloween and we encourage any submissions that may resonate thematically, whether they directly relate to Halloween or not.
  • While we will consider anything and everything, we especially want to see submissions that are either comedic or spooky, as this fits best with the tone of the evening.
  • Have something that isn't quite a play, but you think it fits? Send us a video link.
  • Because we are small and have limited tech, eash-to-produce pieces are more likely to be selected. We also recommend submitting plays with a smaller cast size.

  • The event will take place the afternoon of Sunday, October 31 in New York City. Exact time and location TBA.
  • Playwrights are encouraged to submit from anywhere and local playwrights may be as involved in the process as they would like.
  • We work to match plays that need them with directors and actors and help to coordinate rehearsal space.
  • This is an unpaid event, as we are not profiting from it.

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance Ninth Annual 10-Minute Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: October 18, 2021

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce our ninth annual 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2022. 

We will begin accepting submissions for this festival on September 10, 2021, and the submission period closes on October 18, 2021. This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional. One selected external submission from this call will receive aproduction as a part of this festival.

Scripts will only be accepted between September 10 and October 18, 2021.

Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted. The winning play will be announced in November.
  • Limit one play per playwright.
  • Scripts should fall in the range of 8-12 pages and run roughly 10 minutes (page count doesn't includetitle page). Characters should fall between the ages of 16-30 or there should be no specific age requirements.
  • Previously produced plays aren't eligible.
  • Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.
  • Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we don't offer critiques.
  • There is no financial compensation for winning entries.

How to Submit:

Plays must be submitted via email to uh10minuteplayfest@gmail.com. There should be no identifiable information in the script. Your email should include the following:
  • play title
  • your name
  • your mailing address 
  • your phone number 
  • your email address

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology

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Deadline: October 15, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology of writing by trans and non binary playwrights of 5-10 minute plays that reflects trans and non binary perspectives for possible publication in a volume edited by Joan Lipkin and Jon Fraser. 

We would accept an excerpt from a longer piece that stands well on its own.

Include a brief bio of the author, where, if applicable the play has been performed, and a synopsis of the play. Various aesthetics are welcomed. We are not only looking for realism.

We only accept pieces for which the artist owns copyrights, if previously published, and can reprint without charge or penalty.

All playwrights will retain the rights to their work.

All submissions will be read multiple times, including by a diverse LGBTQ+ committee.

An honorarium will be provided.

Submissions sent to: Thatuppitytheatrecompany@gmail.com

Monday, September 27, 2021


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Deadline: November 15, 2021

Lakeshore Players Theatre is now accepting submission of 10-minute plays for its 2021-2022 season's contest.The ten winners of the contest will be performed for our 18th Annual Festival.


Please read the following rules and requirements carefully. Plays not meeting the requirements will bedisqualified:

• The play should be approximately ten-minutes in length.

• The play must have no more than five on-stage (speaking or non-speaking) characters.

• You may submit only one play. Please do not make more than one submission.

• The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers.

• The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission to our contest. Stagedreadings are not counted as "produced." However, if you have had a staged reading of the play, please letus know so that we do not accidentally disqualify it.

• Submitting your play to our contest grants Lakeshore Players the right to produce your play in our festivaland photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes. Though we welcome input from our authors,Lakeshore Players will make all final casting decisions.

Only plays submitted as outlined below will be accepted:

• You MUST submit two copies of your script.

o One copy must contain all contact information on the title page:

§ Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address

o The other copy MUST BE “BLIND” (neither playwright name, any contact information, nor productionhistory on any page).

• Please confirm that your play has not been previously produced or published.

• Please confirm that there are no more than five on-stage characters


Your play must be submitted no later than November 15, 2021, to be eligible for consideration. 

Please submit all entries through the LPT 10MPF Entry Form: https://forms.gle/nmcZJedutg85BfYQA

If clicking on the link does not work, please cut and paste it into your browser search line.

(This form will require that you log in with a Google account. If you do not yet have one, the form may require youto create one.) If you are having trouble, email us and we will attempt to help you through the process.


• The play should have simple technical requirements.

• As a community theatre, we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, therefore plays withexcessive offensive language are less likely to be selected - please keep that in consideration.


We will announce approximately 40 semi-finalists in January and then approximately 20 finalists in March,followed by ten winners. Lakeshore Players will then produce the ten winning plays in our annual festival at thebeginning of June. In return for that, each winning playwright will receive a royalty of $10 per performance ($80 fora total of eight performances), a link to photographs, and a copy of the program. Additionally, each playwrightwill receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a performance.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Undiscovered Countries Infinite Festival


Deadline: October 3, 2021
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Submissions wanted: theater, music, puppetry, burlesque, dance, visual art, drag, you name it.  

Undiscovered Countries is a New York City-based incubator of new and developing interdisciplinary art. Our Infinite Festival, founded in 2012, is an ongoing series of new and developing live art performing every other month. 

The festival was founded to create a space for artists to show in-progress work without paying for production, and for audiences to see that work without paying for tickets. The goal of Undiscovered Countries is to foster a diverse, engaged community of artists by uplifting subversive and accessible work lacking conventional support.

For our 2021/2022 season, we will be doing bimonthly shows, split seasonally between in-person, outdoor events in NYC (September, November, May and July) and remote events hosted on Zoom (January and March). In light of the ongoing pandemic, in-person events might be moved to Zoom if cases rise significantly in New York City - we will follow CDC guidelines and be in frequent touch with artists if this needs to happen.

For these shows, you can pitch us a piece according to the guidelines, or volunteer to be part of an artistic "Bake Off", in which you create a piece picking elements from a list of "ingredients" we send you. All pieces should:

- last 3-10 minutes for in-person shows, 3-5 minutes for Zoom shows
- be fully realized for performance
- be new and/or in development
- be personally fun or fulfilling for you to make, and engaging and rewarding for an audience to watch

If you have any questions, please email us at undiscoveredcountriesfestival@gmail.com

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sable Network TV New Streaming App Presents Royalty Playwrights Pen Live Stream Festival


Deadline: September 20, 2021

Send via email to royalplaywrights@gmail.com

Celebrating Playwrights with honor and esteem
Date : Saturday October 30th, 2021
Premiering Live on Sable network t.v

Staged Reading of new innovative works, featuring selected Scenes that will be performed from the writers script. 

The staged reading / festival will select 7 playwrights whose work will be featured. All 7 playwrights also will be honored at the festival's v.i.p. reception.

Selected Playwrights will receive Full Staged production for the in person festival, April 2022 in addition to the Kick off Live Stream Staged Reading event October 30th, 2021.

Seeking new and emerging diverse playwrights the opportunity to see their work produced. Seeking Full length , 1 Acts, 10 minute shorts Dramatic, Comedic, Dramedy works only. LGBTA welcomed. 

If selected to participate in festival $140 requirement.

NO CHARGE to submit Work Samples.

We will provide the following,

1. Streaming Platform Sable network t.v on National and select international streaming app now available on ROKU, Apple T.V and Amazon Fire stick , Google Play
2. Actors, Actresses, Stage Managers, Directors, Press and media for the playwright, select footage of festival, standard playwrights program booklet , legit credit
3. In Person festival in Manhattan NYC April 2022

Deadline to Submit is Tuesday September 15, 2021 

Submit Samples only with contact number and email.

Audiences will have access to Watch the event Upon getting the 7 Day Free Trial , 1 week before the event Date October 30th, 2021

Festival full length production April 2022 will be held at legit theatre venue in Manhattan NYC!


Thursday, September 9, 2021

2021 White Mouse 365 Women a Year Play Festival

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Deadline: September 26, 2021 11:59 PM EDT

White Mouse is ecstatic to announce that we will be hosting our 5th Annual 365 Women A Year Festival again this fall! So with that being said, we are officially making the call for play submissions.

We are requesting pieces with a 20 minute projected run time. Pieces with smaller cast sizes and that tell the stories of marginalized women (culturally, racially, sexually, and more) are encouraged. We want to produce projects that tackle relevant social issues and creatively challenge the bounds of normally staged shows. However, the ongoing pandemic has also presented several health and safety concerns that we are taking into consideration for our selections. Plays that are able to creatively reimagine their performance for a virtual setting will also have a better chance (though we do plan for the performance to be in person at this time).

Pieces that have been produced in the past are fine to submit. Unfortunately, we cannot offer payment but we will share programs, photos, and video of the performance to each playwright who has a play selected.

Any questions? Send us an email!

Monday, September 6, 2021

The 2021 KIT International 10-minute play series

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Deadline: September 20, 2021


The 2021 KIT International 10-minute play series POLITICAL THEATER
Thinking of Leonardo Sciascia at 100




LANGUAGES: English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese and Greek.

Deadline: September 20, 2021

Inaugurated in 2019, Kairos Italy Theater, the Italian theater company in NY, the series is dedicated each year to a specific anniversary in the arts or in society. In 2021, It celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonardo Sciascia, author, playwright, journalist and philosopher dedicated to themes regarding politics and society.

To apply: 

1. ONE play ONLY per playwright. 

2. Languages admitted: English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese and Greek.

3. Preference goes to work that has not been published or previously staged.


5. Send to info@kitheater.com the 10-minute play in PDF format or in MS Word. In the subject line of the email state you country as for example: ITALY - SUBMISSION 10 MINUTE PLAY KIT.

6. The selected playwrights agrees that KIT has the right to present the play in its English translation (provided by KIT and by KIT’s partners when applicable) in form of a reading and in form of a staged presentation.

The playwrights of the 10-minute plays chosen will receive communication by October 1st, 2021. 

The readings of the selected 10-minute plays will take place late October at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU in Manhattan, if there are the conditions for an in person presentation. 

If not, the presentation will be online. 

The finalists will have a semi-staged version of the play at the Opening Night of the 2022 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY.

The series is presented in collaboration with NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo', TARTE (Turkish American Repertory Theater & Entertainment), and KIT Italia.

More info at kitheater.com

Friday, September 3, 2021

Gallery Players 25th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

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Deadline: SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

Gallery Players is seeking plays for its 25th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held online January/February 2022. Each play selected will be given a virtual production with non-Equity actors. Playwrights must be available via Zoom or some other virtual venue for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play.

We are specifically seeking plays from the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwriting community.


Submission guidelines:
  • Plays must be written to be performed via Zoom. The play can either be written expressly for a Zoom presentation, or must be adaptable to a Zoom format.
  • Plays must be un-produced (readings are OK); must be the play’s world premiere
  • Length of play: 10 minutes. No monologues. No period costume pieces.
  • You may submit no more than two (2) plays
  • Pages must be numbered
  • A cover page with title of the play and playwright’s contact information is required, along with a plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown
  • Playwrights cannot direct their own work
Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

Gallery Players
Black Box New Play Festival
199 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

We will only contact you if your play has been accepted into the festival. If you want confirmation that your mailing was received, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard.

We do not accept emailed submissions.

We do not return scripts. Any scripts not chosen for the Festival will be destroyed to protect the copyright.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Two Strikes Theatre Collective Brown Sugar Bake-Off seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: September 3, 2021

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTM5NKBY8Ct0lLj_S4U5dw

Submit via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/D1bjo4XkeXTvdPT38

If by email, format of the script: PDF, with playwright contact information removed (Blind Submission)

The length of plays wanted: 10-minute
Eligibility: Black women and Black non-binary persons
Playwright can submit more than one play
Submitters will be notified by email in mid-September

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Diez Minutos Festival 2022 seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Players Workshop seeks plays for its Ninth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival, Diez Minutos. This fully-staged festival will be in English and will take place in March of 2022 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was recently voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine "Best City in the World.” In 2017, readers of Travel – Leisure Magazine voted it the #1 city in the world to visit.

There is no fee for submitting. 

Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets to the production. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award. No other remuneration will be provided. Any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Submission Guidelines

Only one play may be submitted per entrant. Send us your best!
Scripts are generally not limited in subject matter or content, except no musicals or children’s plays, please.

Only the first 100 plays entered are guaranteed to be considered.
There must be no nudity, and suitability for performance before a general adult audience will be a factor in selection.

We’re asking for blind submissions again this year:
The play must be submitted by email, as an attached PDF file; your name must not appear on the script. A second separate attached PDF shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address. The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name Of Play]” and "Title Page [Name Of Play].” No Word files or other formats will be accepted.
The script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations.

The play must be in English and no longer than 10 pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

Plays are restricted to 4 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming. Our talent pool is composed mostly of actors aged 40 and older. This will be a factor in selection.

The submitting playwright must own all rights to the play. The play must be unpublished, but may have had previous productions. If the play has had previous productions, a production history must be included with the submission of the title page.
Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges. Players Workshop may disqualify, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

Selection of a play does not guarantee production. Producers may decline to produce a selected play because of casting, directing or any other consideration, in which case no payment will be due the playwright.

Notification is expected to be made no later than December 1, 2021. Only playwrights whose plays have been selected for performance during the festival will receive notification of acceptance. Playwrights whose plays were received in the first 100 submitted will receive first- round notification. Producers reserve the right to consider additional plays not received in the first 100.

Entering playwrights grant the producers of Diez Minutos permission to perform the play a maximum of twelve times during the Diez Minutos festival in March, 2022, and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production. All other rights remain with the playwright.

Submitting Your Play

Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, August 31, 2021. No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems.
Please email your submission to: diezminutosfestival@gmail.com. Any inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Thanks, in advance, for helping us to make Diez Minutos 2022 a great success. We look forward to reading your entry.
Players Workshop San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Producer of Diez Minutos 2022

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sauk Shorts 2022

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Deadline: September 10, 2021 5PM

Jonesville Michigan

The Sauk is seeking scripts to consider for production as part of SAUK SHORTS 2022.
Scripts may be original works or published works that you would like us to consider. Scripts should have a performance time no longer than 15 minutes.

We will begin accepting scripts on Friday, August 27 and will continue to accept scripts until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 10.

Scripts should be e-mailed to saukshorts@gmail.com.

We are looking for comedies and dramas. Plays with roles for teens and young people are encouraged.

SAUK SHORTS is an annual collection of 10-minute plays. Each year, we produce a combination of popular published works and original un-produced pieces. 

We try to balance a combination of local and national playwrights. There is no fee for submitting scripts.

Selected scripts will be announced in early October. If you do not receive an e-mail by October 1 at 5 p.m., your play has not been selected. 

A royalty is paid to all selected scripts. Scripts that are not selected for production in 2022 may be kept on file for consideration in future years.

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks audio plays from veterans

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a 10-minute audio play competition for playwrights who meet one of the following criteria:

- current or former US military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service, or intelligence service veteran 
- immediate family member of a current or former military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service or intelligence service veteran

Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to vetrep.theater@gmail.com and should include the veteran/immediate family member status of the playwright in the body of the email.

Plays should be:

- 10 minutes or less in length.
- Written as an audio play
- Any genre (but especially comedy and thrillers)
- Any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service

Playwrights may submit more than one play

Plays should not have been previously produced and/or published

Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than July 4, 2022. (Note: We will make every effort to have results back to submitters ASAP, however, in order to ensure fair treatment of each submission and to plan for any contingencies which may arise, we are providing a worst-case scenario for our timeline).

There is no participation or submission fee.

There is no guarantee that winners’ or finalists’ work will be produced by VetRep.

The competition winner:

- Will receive a $1000 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- Will be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where Winner will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The second-place finalist:

- Will receive a $750 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The third-place finalist:

- Will receive a $500 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The fourth-place through tenth-place finalists:

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalists will have the opportunity to submit their plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

Founded in February 2021 in Newburgh, NY, Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is a creative hub that brings talented veteran writers and professional New York-based artists under one roof to create compelling live theater and events. 

Our website will go live by the end of July at https://vetrep.org/. You can follow us at https://www.instagram.com/vetreptheater/ and https://www.facebook.com/vetreptheaternewburgh to see our latest events and updates.

Friday, August 27, 2021

PlayZoomers Seek Script Submissions

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

PlayZoomers, Inc., a leading U.S. online theater company, is seeking scriptssuitable for Zoom productions, for our upcoming season beginning January 2022. We produce live, monthly performances, featuring plays of different genres and lengths, with cast sizes ranging from 2 - 20. We are pleased to work closely with playwrights to adapt their work to a digital platform while reaching a new audience. Visit our website at www.playzoomers.org.

With 55 plays professionally produced virtually in 2021, and with the involvement of over 150 playwrights, directors, designers, and actors, PlayZoomers has become the leading nonprofit theater company for online productions, with an international community. We welcome theatre artists andaudience members of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

We are looking for plays of any genre and length (ten-minute, one-acts, and full-length) that is suitable for Zoom productions. Playwrights receive a small stipend for their work if selected.

Send your script to playzoomers@gmail.com. The deadline for this round ofsubmissions is August 31, 2021.

On the first page, please include the title, author, estimated run time, and contact info. On the next page, please include a logline/brief plot summary and a detailed character breakdown, well as any production history (plays donot need to be new) and a short playwright bio.

Please format your script according to guidelines conceived by playwright Sam Graber. Guidelines can be found at https://samgraber.com/2014/12/08/how-to-format-your-script/

At the end of the script, please describe production details, such as sets,costumes, props, music, and sound effects.

We will acknowledge your script submission but will only reach out to those whohave been selected to move on to the next step.

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