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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Native Voices: Short Plays Festival 2023


Deadline: August 23, 2022

*Please note that Native Voices only accepts submissions written for the stage or theatre by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.

DEADLINE: August 23, 2022
13th Annual Short Play Festival
Don’t Mess with Auntie!

They’re fierce. They’re funny. Their frybread!!

Our communities shape us - our identities, our values, our taste in food. And, in our Native communities, the list of those who rear us extends far beyond that westernized “nuclear family.” This year, Native Voices invites you to tell a story inspired by an Auntie (or, many Aunties…let’s be honest)!

Don’t Mess with Auntie. We know it, we live by it, and goodness, do we have stories about it! Native Voices’ 2023 Short Play Festival is calling all Auntie stories. Laugh, cry, and learn your lessons as we assemble at the Autry for our 13th Annual Short Play Festival. Please keep your plays under 10 minutes. (Or you’ll have Auntie to answer to!!)

Plays selected to participate in the 13th Annual Short Play Festival will also be entered to win the Thomas Studi Gadugi Audience Prize of $500 and the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award of $1,000.

Scripts longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

SOOP to Nuts Short Play Festival 2022


Deadline: September 19, 2022
(space permitting)

November 4 - November 19

Welcome to the 3rd Annual SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival original short-play competition at our 530 Studios in Pelham, NY (28 minutes from Grand Central Station!)

FESTIVAL DATES: November 4th – 19th, 2022 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100.

NUMBER OF PLAYS: There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.

LENGTH: one-act plays between ten and thirty minutes (no more or less!).

PARTICIPANTS: submissions may be made by any playwright, age 18 or older.

FEES: there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee to participate.

FORMAT: plays should be submitted in English, in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted through our STN submission form at the bottom of this page.

SUBMISSION LIMITS: Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props. No children’s/young adult plays. No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS: If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) and rehearsing of your piece. SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be, but we make no guarantees that we can staff your piece! You are responsible for all rehearsals – SOOP will provide each play selected one free rehearsal slot in our studio space (schedule TBD), in addition to the required tech in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props. A list will be made available to all participants. That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM. Lighting will be a simple wash (lights up-lights down), sound cues can be used if provided – once again, MINIMAL and SIMPLE!

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 – 25 semi-finalists will be chosen. These will be chosen on a rolling admissions basis between July 15th and September 19th, with registration due once accepted! Once all spots are filled and confirmed, we will no longer accept new submissions. 

DEADLINE (space permitting) is 9/19/22.
Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Nov 4 – 6) OR the second weekend (Nov 11 – 13).

Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *6 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipients from ALL the evenings will determine the fifth and sixth finalist).

The six finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Nov 19th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2022 Virtual Play Festival seeks 10-minute plays (& short musicals)


Deadline: September 22, 2022

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

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 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 fees. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work; we provide a virtual venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Deadline: September 22. 2022 (end of summer). Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

We will also be hosting a free in person live version of the festival in New York City in August, with room for up to 30 short plays. Please let us know, when submitting, if you’d like to participate in that as well.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022



Deadline: August 15, 2022
Or they reach a submission cap of 100

We will be accepting play submissions from June 15th until 5pm (PST) August 15th.



We accept plays written by queer (LGBTQIA+) playwrights, about queer characters, for queer performers.

We have a preference for plays about/by transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx.

You may send us full length plays, one acts, or collections of ten minutes. Total submissions must be at least 30 minutes long when read.

We are considering plays for full production, but have more slots available for plays to be read on the podcast, if your play is an audio play please specify that.

We are not accepting musicals at this time.

Please send your scripts to theatreviscera@gmail.com with the subject line “2023 Play Submission” send your plays as .doc, .docx, or .pdf

Your submission must include a character breakdown and short synopsis.

Plays must be formatted appropriately, standard play format is preferred but if your piece requires unique formatting just let us know.

Plays must be paginated and in a readable 12pt font.

Submissions are limited to 1 per playwright.

If we’ve already read and declined a piece in previous submission cycles, please do not submit revisions unless specifically requested.

Theatre Viscera reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.


For more playwriting opportunities, check out https://playsubmissionshelper.com/

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Masque and Spectacle accepting 10-minute plays


Deadline: July 31, 2022

We welcome 10-minute plays (up to approximately 10 pages in length). No full-length plays will be considered at this time.

While traditional plays are welcome, we are particularly interested in innovative and/or interdisciplinary texts that break new ground, either in relation to their subject matter, or in how the text itself is performed/written/represented on stage.

Playwrights may submit one previously unpublished 10-minute play for consideration. The script should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. Proper playwriting format should be used. If you are uncertain about this format, several examples can be found online.

Send drama submissions to masqueandspectacle@gmail.com. Attach written submissions in a single Word doc or docx file, and include the word “DRAMA” in the email subject line.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Now Accepting Submissions for ReOrient Festival of Short Plays 2023


Deadline: July 30, 2022

Produced once every two-years, ReOrient Festival showcases the diversity of voices and aesthetics from the Middle East and its worldwide diaspora in a curated festival of short plays produced biennially in San Francisco. The submission deadline for consideration in ReOrient Festival 2023 is July 30, 2022.


• Plays by playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage on any topic

• Plays about the Middle East by playwrights of any cultural heritage

• Plays must be in English

Submission Guidelines:

• Complete the ReOrient Festival of Short Plays Submission Form.

• Upload a pdf of your play to the Play Submission Form.

• Length: 10-30 minutes. One submission only per playwright

Areas of interest include:

• Comedies: political satire, romantic comedies

• Plays that experiment with non-realistic forms, non-linear or physically-based storytelling

• Plays that explore aspects of immigrant or family life

• Adaptations of classical texts and or historical figures

• Exploration of Middle Eastern performance traditions

Deadline: July 30, 2022

For Inquiries please email: submissions@goldenthread.org Subject Line: ReOrient 2023

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Calling all playwrights to submit a holiday play for Suburban Holidays XI


Deadline: July 31, 2022

Quannapowitt Players, Inc. is seeking new plays for Suburban Holidays XI for 2022, our popular annual holiday themed play festival and fundraiser. We are proud to be presenting our eleventh year of holiday shows! 

Play submissions should be between ten and twenty minutes in length and focus on a holiday. 

All holidays are welcome! In the past we have produced plays centered on Arbor Day, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Day, Halloween, Mother’s Day, Kwanza, Hanukkah, and Christmas, just to list a few! We appreciate large casts (within reason), and also welcome smaller shows. Plays featuring children are also welcome. Also, please keep in mind that we do try to keep the festival family friendly, so plays with excessive profanity are discouraged.

Each year, we select five or six shows from the submissions. All submissions are also kept on record and consulted for future years as well. Selected playwrights will receive a $100 stipend and their play will be produced as part of Suburban Holidays Eleven. Suburban Holidays productions are full productions that include lights, sound, and costumes, but minimal set.

The deadline for play submissions is July 31, 2022. All playwrights will be contacted by August 31, 2022, regardless of whether their play has been selected or not. If you have submitted a play in the past, please do not resubmit the same play without significant revisions. Any questions, and all submissions, should be directed to Nick Gould at qpsuburbanholidays@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work!

Friday, July 15, 2022

Swipes: Tales of Online Dating seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: July 20, 2022

The company will take submissions that will then be judged by our creative jury. The ten plays chosen will be performed in early November in Saline Michigan.

Here are the parameters and information for submissions.The play must be performed in approximately ten minutes.
  • Submissions must be in by July 20.
  • The ten plays chosen will be selected by August 15.
  • Auditions/Casting to perform the plays will take place in mid to late August.
  • If the writer also wishes to direct the play, indicate such on your submission. Otherwise, we will assign a director.
  • The play should not involve more than four actors.
  • The story must be about online dating at its core, experiences, vignettes, etc.
  • Tickets to attend the festival will be $15, and will post after the casts are set.
  • The creative jury will score each play, and a grand prize “Best Play In Show” will be awarded in the form of a $100 cash prize, a plaque and recognition as a Wilde Award Winner For Best Short Play.
  • All playwrights will receive a certificate of merit for clearing the jury selection process and having their play performed, and receive recognition on EncoreMichigan.com.
  • It is possible that we will have a sponsor that will underwrite the filming of the festival, which will then be available on Youtube.
  • Playwrights can submit more than one play, and more than one play from the same playwright may be chosen. Selection is based on quality.
  • All net proceeds will benefit the ongoing operations of EncoreMichigan, specifically to offset monthly server fees for the website and gas for reviewers to get to shows.
  • Submissions should be emailed as a proof-read PDF to EncorePress@gmail.com by July 20 with “Swipes” in the Subject Heading. Make sure your name, email, phone number, play title and whether you plan to direct your own play is on the first page along with the Characters/age/gender of characters, etc.
  • Playwrights so inspired are encouraged to submit stories that embrace diversity of all kinds–all races, genders, ages, LGBTQ characters.
  • Any questions can be directed to Encorepress@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Denizens Theater Company "Fear the Future" seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: October 1, 2022

They have closed their call for submissions. Do not send them scripts.

For our third season, the Denizens Theater Company will be exploring the theme "Fear the Future", an examination of how people react to and navigate change. This includes:

-Personal vs Social changes
-Re-entering the world, post-covid
-All the ways tech helps or destroys
-What it means to be on the "right" or "wrong" side of history
-What stays the same as things change.
-How change ties into race, identity, politics, relationships, revolutions

We are seeking 10 min plays for our annual evening of one-acts, "Snapshot".
Particularly seeking plays that are: Sci-fi, Historical, about Covid, Dark Comedy.

We are also seeking interested directors for a Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 production.


Friday, July 8, 2022



Deadline: none

We’re asking for scripts 15 pages or less.

~No Musicals, no Monologues, no Adaptations, no Children’s Theatre~

We will accept only the first 50 scripts that comply with our guidelines:
  • Name, contact info on Title Page
  • Pages numbered
  • Times New Roman or similar @12 pt font
There is no submission fee.
  • The 1st Prize will be awarded $50
  • 2nd Prize $40
  • 3rd Prize $25 
  • Honorable Mentions

The Winner will be considered for THP’s

Inaugural Short Works Online Presentation

(Only works running under 15 will be considered)

Submit scripts by Email to: Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com

Place “Short Play Competition Submission” in the Subject Line

Good Luck!

And Best Wishes

Tiger’s Heart Players

Please be certain to visit our FACEBOOK PAGE @ Tiger’s HeartPlayers

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Shiny Unicorn Productions seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: July 8 2022 midnight

We are ready to announce our next Themed Women's Playwright Festival....


There is no mandatory item and we encourage you to interpret confessions as you see fit.

We have a few slots available and are looking forward to your submissions!


Plays should be 10 mins in length or shorter.

The festival will take place on Saturday, Aug 20th at 7:00pm EST. Submissions are due by midnight Friday, July 8th. 

*This is a virtual festival. 

**SUP festivals are DIY. 

However, we are available to assist if you need actors/directors.  We cannot, at this stage in our development offer a royalty fee but we are working on those next steps!


Complete the form below to submit today! 


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Call for original, short plays by playwrights from tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA).


Deadline: July 4, 2022, 11:59pm

South Street Players is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 12th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place October 21-23, 2022 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 scripts annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original, short plays written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for our audiences.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only(NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.

Plays should include no more than 4 characters and be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should their play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Fairy Tale Review seeks drama submissions


Deadline: June 30, 2022


The Rainbow Issue of Fairy Tale Review will be dedicated to queer fairy tales written by queer writers.
We ask that only writers who self-identify as queer or members of the LGBTQIA+ community submit to the issue.

This category is for graphic novels, comics and drama submissions to our nineteenth print issue, The Rainbow Issue, which will be published by Wayne State University Press in March 2023.

For graphic novels, comics, and drama: Writers may submit up to ten pages.

Payment: Contributors will receive two (2) issues of The Rainbow Issue and a $50 honorarium upon publication. A standard contract between the contributor and Fairy Tale Review will be executed upon acceptance.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks 10-minute audio plays from veterans


Deadline: July 3, 2022

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 (“immediate family member” means: parents, siblings, children and spouse.)

Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to info@vetrep.org 

OR via the submission portal on the VetRep website at: https://vetrep.org/submissions/

If emailing, submission must include the veteran/immediate family member status of the playwright in the body of the email.


  • Must be a completed play, ten (10) minutes or less in length; Any genre/any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service
  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, children’s play, adaptation, translation, or fan fiction play
  • Must be the entrant’s own original work and cannot be co-authored
  • Must be typed in the English language
  • Must not have been previously produced or published. (Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are permitted).
  • Must not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission
  • Must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party

Playwrights may submit more than one play

Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than December 31, 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 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists 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 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists 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 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists 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 Resident Artists 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 Cornwall, 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.

Website: https://vetrep.org/. You can follow us at https://www.instagram.com/vetreptheater/ and https://www.facebook.com/veteransrepertorytheater to see our latest events and updates.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Gallery Players 26th Annual Black Box New Play Festival


Deadline: June 30, 2022

The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, is seeking plays for its 26th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held in January 2023. Each play selected will be given a black box 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.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: RECEIVED AT GALLERY PLAYERS BY JUNE 30, 2022. NOTE the received by date. Mail your submissions accordingly.

Submission guidelines:

Plays must be un-produced (readings are ok); must be the play’s world premier Length of play: 10 minutes to 30 minutes. No monologues. No period costume pieces.

You may only submit two (2) plays.

Pages must be numbered

A cover page with Title of the play and playwrights contact information is required, along with a plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown

Submit a copy of your resume

Playwrights cannot direct their own work

Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

The 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 by us, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard.

We do not accept email submissions.

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

Monday, June 13, 2022

SHIFT: A publication of Middle Tennessee State University seeks plays about climate change


Deadline: June 18, 2022

Submission form

Temperatures are rising. Ice caps are melting. Storms are becoming more violent. Fires burn out of control. This is the world in which we currently find ourselves.

We want to hear how you are adapting to a world in a climate shift. For our 5th volume of SHIFT, send us your poetry, prose, and plays about how climate change is impacting your world.


General Guidelines: You are encouraged to submit your work to our electronic submission system. Digital submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or pdf formats. 

Formatting your manuscript: We prefer that all manuscripts be in 12-point type in any of the standard fonts (Times New Roman, Cambria, Calibri, etc.). Number pages sequentially with page numbers positioned at the bottom center of the page and keep margins at 1”. Submissions of fiction and creative non-fiction should be double-spaced. Poetry may be single-spaced. Plays should follow standard formatting. Include a cover page with the title of the piece and author’s contact information (name, email address, address, and telephone number).

Simultaneous submissions: MTSU Write wants every writer to have the greatest possible chance at acceptance. Therefore, we accept multiple submissions from one writer. If you are writing in a single genre, we cap submissions of poetry and flash fiction at four, while short fiction, creative non-fiction, and plays are capped at two. However, if short story and essay pieces are under 3,000 words, we will allow a third submission. If you plan on submitting multiple genres, the cap for submissions is three.

Submission period: SHIFT will accept submissions from February 18, 2022 until June 18, 2022

Submission fees: MTSU Write is a non-profit organization. We do not charge a fee for submissions. Our objective is to simply encourage literary excellence and creativity.


Fiction and Short Story: Flash fiction pieces should be approximately 400-1,000 words. Short story submissions may not exceed 5,000 words. We accept any genre from literary fiction to sci-fi. Double-space the text of the manuscript.

Creative Non-fiction: Submissions of creative non-fiction should not exceed 5,000 words. We accept personal essays, essays on writing technique and process, memoir excerpts, travel writing, journalistic essays, etc.

Poetry: Poetry submissions may be up to four pages in length and writers may submit up to four pieces of poetry. We accept poetry of all forms and genres, but no translations.

Plays: Keep play submissions to 10 minute or one-act forms. Follow the standard stage-play format when submitting. Here’s a helpful link for your reference: 


For more information about our program, visit www.mtsu.edu/write

For more information about SHIFT and to see past issues, visit www.shift-write.com

Saturday, May 28, 2022

21st Annual PICK OF THE VINE


Deadline: May 31, 2022

Little Fish Theatre is now accepting scripts for our 21st Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2023.

There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. (or $25 royalty if presented virtually)

Submission Procedure:

1. Only ONE play may be submitted per playwright. There is no submission fee.

2. Submissions accepted May 1- May 31, 2022. Submission deadline is midnight May 31, 2022.

3. PDF Submissions accepted via Google Form: https://bit.ly/37ptW5p-POV2023.

4. Plays must include contact info (name, phone number, email address, home city and state, country) on the cover sheet.

5. Plays will require no more than 6 actors.

6. Plays will run no more than 15 minutes, no exceptions.

7. Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.


We will notify semi-finalists via email by mid-September. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.

Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production will be notified via email in November.

More information on Little Fish Theatre can be found at the links below:

Facebook: Facebook.com/TheLittleFishTheatre
Instagram: @LittleFishTheatre
Twitter: @lilfishtheatre
Website: littlefishtheatre.org

Monday, May 23, 2022

Fresh Words call for submissions for Special Anthology titled 'Contemporary One Act Plays' (Volume 2)


Deadline: May 25, 2022

Fresh Words is a new International Literary Magazine which aims at being a storehouse of best contemporary literature.  It  will publish 12 times a year. It will be available in both print (paperback) as well as eBook format.  

We are also publishing special anthologies on one act plays.  

Submission guidelines:

Maximum 3 submissions.

You can send one-act play (Maximum 15 pages for each work).

Also send a summary of the work.

All submissions to be sent to freshwordsmagazine@gmail.com

Please mention 'Submission for 'Contemporary One Act Plays' (Volume 2)' in the subject line of email.

Act One, One Act Festival 2022


Deadline: May 30, 2022

July 6th - Aug 13, 2022


Act One: One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 2022 festival. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One Act Festival. We are delighted to be back after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid.

No fee to submit or produce. Please note we have increased the prize values!

• $250 Cash Prize for Best Play
• $100 Cash Prize for Best Director
• $75 Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $75 Cash Prize for Best Actress

• Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays but is not usually less than 4 performance.


• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference given to plays that have not been produced before. Timings must be accurate please overestimate if not sure. We will reject any play longer than 20 mins.

• Playwrights are responsible for selecting the director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)

• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)

• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.

• We will divide selected plays into more programs, and selected Playwrights will be informed on a rolling basis.

Apply HERE: https://form.jotform.com/92725721858972

The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street
LIC, NY 11101
At Court Square on the E, M, G and 7 train. (Between 44 Rd and 44 Ave)

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Stories Found submission guidelines


Deadline: None given

Got a funny story to share? We’re actively seeking featured storytellers for the Stories Found podcast!

Each episode features weird, funny, and mostly true stories from… writers, playwrights, storytellers, and YOU.

What We’re Looking For

We want your off the wall, absurd, and hilarious stories. The odd situations that you stumbled into the middle of, your weird encounters with other humans, or your embarrassing, but cathartic moments. We want to hear all about it!

Look, it’s been a long pandemic and we’re trapped at home in Austin, Texas, and we’re tired of hearing our own stories. SEND US YOURS!

We love stories, but we’re also happy to accept your funny 10 minute plays, sketches, poems, etc. If it’s funny and can be recorded, we want it.

Send it to submissions@storiesfound.com

How Does This Work?

1. Submit your story to us at submissions@storiesfound.com

2. If your story is a great fit, we’ll reach out and tell you how awesome and funny you are.

3. Record your story.You can record your story on your own and send us the file (we can help!)
OR, we will help you record the story, play, or sketch via an audio-only Zoom session.
OR, If you have a recording from a prior performance, we can use that too (as long as you own the rights) and will be happy to get it podcast-ready for you.

4. We’ll set up a time for a short recorded interview about you and your story.

5. That’s it, you’re famous now.

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