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One Act Play Festival

TheatreWorks Community Players is pleased to announce our One-Act Play Festival for Spring 2024!  

Everyone is invited to submit an original one-act play to be performed on our BlackBox theatre stage.

Here are the details:

  • 3 plays selected - $100 prize for each winner
  • Original (in its entirety) one-act play by one playwright (no collaborations or adaptations)
  • Play must be unpublished and unproduced
  • One submission per person
  • PG rating (no obscenity)
  • 30 minutes max. run time
  • Single scene, minimal stage set
  • Provide own props/costumes or use available from BlackBox supplies
  • 5 min. setup/take down between plays
  • Playwrights are encouraged to serve as director of own work (directing support available)
  • Send submissions (.PDF format) to twcpproduction@gmail.com, include name and contact information
  • Scripts should be in standard format (such as Dramatists Guide Modern Stage Play)
  • Text should be in 12 pt. type in standard font (such as New Times Roman)
  • Script should include page numbers at bottom
  • Playwright’s name must not appear anywhere in the script
  • Do not include resumes, playwright’s biographies or history of the play
  • Please include page with character breakdowns (age, gender, etc.)

All submissions reviewed and winners selected by “blind” panel (identifying information removed)
October 1, 2023 – submissions due

December 1, 2023 – winners announced

January 20, 2024 – auditions for actors

March 1, 2, 3, 2024 – Show date (performances)

Questions/Additional Information – please contact twcpproduction@gmail.com

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