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Call for Submissions: The 26th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

Theatre Three
Published
July 4, 2024
Location
New York
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Since its inception in 1998, The Festival has received over 10,000 submissions from across the world and produced 132 world premieres by 102 different playwrights. The Festival presents between five and seven plays each season. Playwrights will receive a $150 stipend. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract and will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, postcards, articles, and reviews, as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights. 

o Deadline: September 1  

o Application Fee: Free 

o Eligibility: Playwrights may only submit one play per Festival. 

  • Only unproduced works will be accepted.  
  • Plays that have had staged readings or on-line productions are eligible. 
  • No adaptations, children’s plays, or musicals. 
  • Cast size maximum: 12 
  • Length maximum: 30 minutes (no minimum) 
  • Settings: Simple or suggested. 
  • All submissions should be emailed as PDFs with the title in caps followed by the playwright’s name. Example: THE BASKET WEAVERS Jamie Martin 
  • Play’s cover sheet should include author’s information (name, address, telephone, email). It may also contain a short synopsis. 
  • Any stage play format is acceptable. 
  • Due to last year’s high volume of submissions, we are allowing plays to be resubmitted for consideration. 

Submissions are to be sent to Jeffrey@theatrethree.com.

Scripts must be received by September 1, 2024.

Selected plays will be presented for ten performances (dates to be determined in winter-spring 2025), at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on THEATRE THREE’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $150 stipend.

 

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