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Playwrights- Still Accepting Submissions!

Sundog Theatre
November 10, 2023
Staten Island NYC, New York
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Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for

“Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2024”

This is Sundog Theatre’s 22nd annual presentation of

new and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats.

This year’s theme: Things Are Not What They Seem.

Plays can be comedies or dramas. (Humor is always appreciated)

Writing Guidelines:

-Original plays not previously produced, with a signed note affirming that.

-10-25 minutes in length with setting on the Staten Island Ferry.

-Set in a 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, as well as limited and easily accessible props/costumes, and refrain from unusual sound or lighting effects.

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

-No musicals, excessively long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse. Submission Guidelines:

Please send two hard copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and all contact information) with page numbers and the name of the play on each page to:

Sundog Theatre, “Scenes 2024”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.

-Submissions should include brief play synopsis (2-3 sentences at most), a 70-word bio, and a full resume of the writer.

–DEADLINE: Must be postmarked from now through December 15, 2023.

-We are not accepting plays electronically. Reasons: hard copies are easier to pass around/make notes on; protects your work; can’t get lost in email chains; and…easier on reading eyes. We will let you know by email that we have received it.


-Questions: Susan Fenley, Producer; Directors TBA. Actor auditions in March.

6 plays are chosen by a reading team; writers each receive $200 and plays are produced in five April 2024 performances in Staten Island, NYC. Plays are cast in NYC, rehearsed, and performed live on stage.


Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted in January and their names/play titles listed on Sundog’s website in early 2024.

About Us:

Sundog Theatre is a Staten-Island based performing arts organization that presents theatre for adults and children. We also offer acting and musical theatre instruction for young people. And, to help lessons come alive, we place master teaching artists in NYC schools to supplement lessons through theatre, dance, art, and music.

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