Kirk Players (Illinois, USA) – Short Play Writing Contest

The Kirk Players is a non-profit theatre organization serving Mundelein and Lake County, Illinois, USA, and is excited to invite submissions for a Short Play Writing Contest!
– Playwrights must be at least 18 years old to submit a script
– All plays must be complete, one act comedic, non-musical works, running 15-20 minutes, with 2-4 characters total
– Royalty free
– Very minimal set requirements i.e. table with 2 chairs, bench, etc.
– They are a community-oriented group, the content of the plays can be edgy and funny but cannot be offensive.
– You may submit multiple plays to be considered
– The Kirk Players Artistic Development Committee will read and evaluate the submissions.
The top 3 plays will be performed at a venue somewhere near Mundelein, Illinois in July, 2023 with a small stage and minimal props and costumes. The Kirk Players will appoint three directors from their organization to direct the plays, but the winning playwrights are welcome to serve as consultants for the project, meet with director, attend rehearsals, etc.
Please e-mail submissions or questions to Gretchen Grassl at by April 1st , 2023.
Source: Playwriting Submissions and Competitions Facebook group.

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