Submissions for The 36th Annual Samuel French Inc. Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival are now being accepted! Visit www.samuelfrench.com/oobfestival for application and submission details. Additionally, a printable PDF version of the application form and Festival guidelines can be found here.
This year we will accept electronic submissions! Be sure to read the submission guidelines before sending us anything. We will only accept complete entries.
Submissions must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 11th to be considered for this year's Festival. The Festival will feature a selection of 40 short plays and musicals, chosen from hundreds of submissions by playwriting workshops, university theatre programs, professional companies and self-producing playwrights both in the US and abroad.
The 36th AnnualSamuel French Inc. Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival will take place July 19th - 24th at the Lion Theatre in Theatre Row on 42nd Street. The week-long Festival features a full program of the selected plays and musicals performed for a panel of judges comprised of established playwrights, literary agents and artistic directors who nominate one or more of each evening's plays as finalists. Out of these plays, six finalists will be chosen by Samuel French, Inc. to receive publication and licensing contracts.
Samuel French Inc. was founded in 1830 with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and London, and retail bookstores in Hollywood and Studio City making it the oldest and largest publisher and licensor of plays and musicals in the world.
Welcome Reception in Lobby for friends/audience 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Staged Readings of New Plays by Women: 7:30 - 9:15 p.m.
OVERVIEW: The 5th Annual Our Voices Festival will be produced by Kelly DuMar, Ann Garvin of Image Theater, and Wendy Lement, Regis College Theatre Dept. Chair, faculty member and participating playwright. The festival will include free workshops for playwrights & actors (topic & format announced soon!) and discussion with Guest Playwright & Dramaturg Sybil Roberts from Washington, D.C. There will be an actiing workshop with guest presenter, actor, producer and coach Lau Lapides of Wellesley. Thanks to the generosity of Regis College for the use of the Black Box, the festival will be free & open to the public!
Submission Guidelines – Two Opportunities!
For the Evening Staged Readings:
E-mail submissions only of short plays, scenes, monologues or performance poems, 10 minutes or less – sorry, nothing longer can be considered, and playwrights should submit only the selected portion if the piece is from a longer work. We’d like to include as many playwrights as possible.
Please be sure to include your contact info, title of your piece, and production history (if any).
No published scripts; scripts that have had a prior staged reading are preferred. (Please don’t send one that has been done a lot in the Boston area).
Selected playwrights will be responsible for arranging for director & actor(s)
No set items, minimal tech requirements; lights up, lights down. We’ll have a designated volunteer to read any and all stage directions.
Selected playwrights must be willing to participate in a morning or afternoon workshop as well as tech rehearsal, reception & evening of readings
Content is open
There is no budget at all to pay playwrights, actors or directors! This is an all volunteer festival with a spirit of building networking and community support.
Deadline: Please send in ms. Word or pdf to email@example.com no later than January 12, 2011, sooner the better. Selected playwrights will be notified by February 1, 2011 and a required production meeting will soon follow.
For the Morning Critique Group
New work – these are new works that have not had a prior reading that you will present informally and there will be the opportunity for feedback & discussion.Short plays, scenes, monologues or performance poems, 10 minutes or less – sorry, nothing longer can be considered, and playwrights should submit only the selected portion of the piece.
Deadline: Please send in ms. Word or pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 15, 2011. Selected playwrights for the critique group will be notified by March 1, 2011.