Last Minute Opportunities from Play Submissions Helper – deadline 1 October 2013!

Play Submissions Helper publishes upcoming opportunities and competitions on a monthly basis – i.e. “October Deadlines” – with the only downside that you have to hustle a bit to make the ones due on the first of the month!

So, here is a list of opportunities from them with deadlines that hit tomorrow 1 October 2013.  Good luck!

Piney Fork Press Theater One Act Play Festival

Submissions are now being accepted for the Second Piney Fork Press Theater One Act Play Festival, to take place in January 2014 in New York City.  Seeking 10 minute plays (no more than 10 pp), preferably with no more than 5 characters. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). Basic set requirements.

No more than 3 submissions per playwright. No profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee! Please include name, address, telephone number and email address.


Snail mail:
Piney Fork Press Theater Festival
22-73 43rd Street – JC
Astoria NY 11105

Ensemble Free Theatre Norway seeking plays for Belarusian Dream Theatre

Ensemble Free Theater Norway is now accepting submissions of plays for inclusion in Belarusian Dream Theater.

  • Each play must be no longer than 10 pages in length, or approximately 10 minutes in length.
  • Plays may be written in any genre, style, or aesthetic.
  • Plays must relate to Belarus in some way (ie the country´s politics, people, language, history, art, economy, etc), and may be inspired by anything from a news article to an interview, or a play based on personal experience to theater based on imagination and research.
  • Entries by dramatists of every nationality are welcome to apply, including students.
  • Plays by Belarusian writers are particularly welcome.

For submission details, please contact here.

The Growing Stage Theatre (New Jersey) seeking full-length children’s plays for reading series

This project is open to any unpublished and unproduced non-musical TYA scripts to be considered as one of four plays to be featured in the New Play-Reading Festival this coming season at The Growing Stage Theatre – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey.

The New Play-Reading Festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to have their unpublished works presented before an audience, in a play-reading scenario, by a cast consisting of both professional and amateur actors on two separate occasions during our 2013/2014 season.

The Growing Stage is committed to creating and presenting professional theatre for young people and their families and to provide them with the unique and affordable opportunity to share a fun, culturally significant moment in an intimate and special venue, The Historic Palace Theatre. Young people are also given the opportunity to grow as performers by working alongside professional actors as part of the theatre learning experience. Shows usually require a minimum of 4 characters/performers; there is no maximum, provided that if necessary, doubling is OK with the playwright.

The initial play readings will take place, one per day, November 7 through 10. After the reading of each play, there will be a dialogue among the audience, performers and playwright. The second set of readings will take place, again, one per day, March 6 through 9. After the play readings in March, one of the four scripts will then be selected to be presented as a fully mounted production in The Growing Stage’s 2014/2015 Main Stage season!!!

Please send script submissions for the New Play-Reading Festival and subsequently for the 2014/2015 Main Stage BY OCTOBER 1st to the company’s Production Manager and head of the festival, Steve Graham:

Or to:

The Growing Stage Theatre
Attn: Steve Graham
P.O. Box 36
Netcong, NJ 07857

If your script submission is an adaptation, we do ask that you also please include proof that you have permission from the author to adapt their work.  If you would like to learn more about the mission of The Growing Stage Theatre, please visit:

Fort Point Theatre Channel seeks woman-centered plays and other performance works

In 2014, Fort Point Theatre Channel will produce an evening of two dramatic works: Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett, and a new woman-centered play or other performance work. For that second work, we seek a play or other performance work that would in some way be an appropriate accompaniment for Krapp’s Last Tape.

For details, please email

Fine Arts Association (Ohio) seeking plays for the 18th Annual One Act Festival: Hot from the Oven: Smörgåsbord

The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase original, never been published 10-minute plays. Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 18th Annual One Act Festival — Hot from the Oven: Smörgåsbord in March/April 2014 at The Fine Arts Association.

NEW THIS YEAR: Up to 3 submissions will be accepted per playwright. The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions. Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 6-17, 2014. The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There will be no monetary stipend for plays used in the Festival.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions must be original, unpublished, and unproduced 10-minute plays at time of submission. Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, previous to submission will not be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.
  • Limit of THREE plays may submitted by each playwright.
  • Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages. Play should run in the 10 minute range.
  • Scripts may be comedy or drama. Not open to musicals.
  •  Set and technical requirements must be minimal. Only standard furniture and minimal props will be available for the production.
  • Plays must be typed/word-processed with pages numbered and include a cover page with the following contact information: Your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief biography.
  • All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.

Mailing Guidelines:

  • Mail submission to: Ann Hedger, Ten Minute Plays, The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.
  • Mailed submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2013 to be considered for the Festival.
  • Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a cover page with full contact information (see above).
  • If you mail your script and would like it returned, include an S.A.S.E. with your submission. If no S.A.S.E. is included, your script will be recycled. The timeframe for return of scripts is at the convenience The Fine Arts Association.

E-mail Guidelines:

  • Submissions may be e-mailed to and should include a separate page with full contact information (see above). E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to be considered.
  • Preferred document format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or .PDF files.

Selection Information:
Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion.

Time Frame:
Submissions accepted: Beginning August 1, 2013
Submission deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Notification: Between January 6-17, 2014
Festival Dates: March 28-April 12, 2014

Questions? Call 440-951-7500 x103

Deadline for all these competitions:  1 October 2013

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

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