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21st  Annual Festival  of  One-Act  Plays

Submission Guidelines

Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted.
Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
No adaptations or children’s plays.
Cast size maximum: 10
Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
Settings should be simple or suggested.
Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.)
Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2017.

Each season, THE FESTIVAL receives approximately 350 submissions. To date, THE FESTIVAL has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world. THE FESTIVAL has produced 113 world premieres by 79 different playwrights. THE FESTIVAL presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) Any stage play format is acceptable. We do not accept electronic submissions at this time. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

If playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for ten performances in April 2018 at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract. Playwrights will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, flyers, 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.

Plays should be submitted to THE 21ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Final selection of plays will be in late 2017.

Schedule
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      4/14
3pm
4/15
7pm
      4/21
3pm
4/22
7pm
4/25
8pm
    4/28
3pm
4/29
3pm
      5/5
3pm
5/6
3 & 7pm
Past One Act Festivals

The 2017 Twentieth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
Counting Sheep by Jae Kramisen
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? by Patrick Gabridgen
The Kitchen Fairy by Scott Gibson
Lower Education by Lewis Shilane
A New Lease by Tony Foster
Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupé
When Driven by Melanie Acampora

The 2016 Nineteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
Ben and Rachel Go to the Movies  by John Kane
Bro by Robb Willoughby
A Clean Dislike by Alex Dremann
Flying Low by Jules Tasca
OK Computer by Tom Moran
Why This Monologue Isn’t Memorized by Kurt Sass

The 2015 Eighteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
 Accident by George J. Bryjak
Bird by Sarah Pitard
Civilized Affairs by Carl Williams
Clean Routine by John C. Davenport and Jaryl Draper
The Present Illusion by David Vazdauskas
Quack by Patrick Gabridge

The 2014 Seventeenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
Face Time by Donna Hoke
The Great Escape by l.E. Grabowski-Cotton
The Making of Bambi by Stephanie Keys
Peck by Frank Tangredi
March Madness - Shhh! by Jules Tasca
Unspeakable by George j. Bryjak
Waiting for Seven by Phillip Hall

The 2013 Sixteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
Collateral Damage by George J. Bryjak
Man’s Best Friend by Rod McFadden
One Life by Mark Cornell
The Shrine by Michael Edan
Ripple Effect by Jon Spano
Theater in the Red by Joan Broadman

The 2012 Fifteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
10-18-02 by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
The Bargain by Joel Fishbane
Four and Twenty Wretched Dates by Chris Morse
The Imaginary Orange by Hal Corley
Letting Go by Tom Moran Schaden
Friday by Tom Baum

 The 2011 Fourteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
THE BODY POLITIC by David Hall
COCKTAILS, ANYONE? by Robert White
FAIR ENOUGH by Sandor McKellan
FINDING LOVE @.COM by Cary Pepper
SOLITARY by Frank Tangredi
SYMPHONY FOR TWO, IN L MINOR by Jeremy Grimmer

The 2010 Thirteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
AGNES’S LITTLE WAR by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
ANYTHING ELSE? by Jeff Stolzer
FOOLING AROUND by Jean Reynolds
GPS by Thomas J. Misuraca
USELESS INFORMATION by Frank Tangredi
VIEWERS LIKE YOU by Tommy Trull

The 2009 Twelfth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
BACK TO NORMAL by Tom Moran
BEEP by Joe Godfrey
BLEND by Guillermo Reyes
JUST BUSINESS by Jeff Carter
THE VICAR OR “HESITANCY” by Shannon Reed
THE WORM by Tom Deiker

The 2008 Eleventh Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
CAST OF CHARACTERS by Philip Dawkins
THE INSURED by Sandra Hosking
A MATTER OF DAYS by Dennis Jones
THE PLAY ABOUT THE MENU AT SIMON’S COFFEE SHOP by D.T. Arcieri
RATS by Shaun Raviv

The 2007 Tenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
THE AGE OF UGLY SHOES by Jeff Carter
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH by Jill Mountain
NO ONE’S THE WISER by Teri Freeman
SECRET SUNSHINE by Keith Sanders
WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE by Shannon Reed
WHERE THE SOUL LIVES by David L. Williams

The 2006 Ninth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
ALONG THE FAULTLINE by Frank Tangredi
BOUND FOR GLORY by Shannon Reed
BREAK OF DAY by Jeff Carter
DEATH AND MOTOR VEHICLES by Isaac Rathbone
DEVIL DEAD DAY by Jules Tasca P
INTER, POOH AND ME by Norman Kline

The 2005 Eighth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
ATTENTION, PLEASE by Louis Felder
THE DUTY OF SAINTS by Jules Tasca
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE by S.W. Senek
THE WORLD OF FLESH AND FLOOD by Philip Cioffari
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS by Stefanie DeLeo

The 2004 Seventh Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
THE AGONY AND THE EXPERTS by Charles Lupia
DEAD ON by David Fleisher
MAKING ROOM by S.W. Senek
MARKINGS by Mark Cofta
NAPKIN by Robert Simonson
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING by Maurice Martin

The 2003 Sixth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
CLAZION CATCHES LIGHT by Broken Gopher, Inc.
THE KISSING PLAY by Lauren Feldman
NURTURING QUALITIES by Doug Stone
ODE TO TENNESSEE by Terri Wilson
OVERHEARD by Lenore Blumenfeld

The 2002 Fifth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
 EMOTIONAL CORRECTNESS by Robert Simonson
THE MAN WITH HIS MOTHER ON HIS ARM by Jules Tasca
SOCCER MOMS by Enrique Carrasco
SONS AND MOTHERS by David Fleisher
SWAN SONG by Joe Godfrey

The 2001 Fourth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
ABSENT FRIENDS by Tony Sportiello
THE ANNIVERSARY by Edna Chamberlin Morris
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS by David Fleisher
A LITTLE PIECE by James P. Flores
THE UNITED WAY by Robert Shaffron

The 2000 Third Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
BOUND WORDS by Kassie Bracken
BURIED TOGETHER by Joseph Coyne
 LIVER FOR BREAKFAST by Lindsay Price
OF DOGS AND DOLPHINS by Frank Tangredi
ORDER by David Fleisher

The 1999 Second AnnualFestival of One-Act Plays
THE FIFTY-YARD LION by James P. Flores
THE GOLDEN CORD by Steven Packard
THE TIE THAT BINDS by Emily Ecton
TOUCH by William Gadea
WHICH ONE’S YOURS? by Robert Simonson

The 1998 First Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
LAST RIDE ON THE CAROUSEL by Zanne Hall
NORMAN! by D.T. Arcieri
SOME FRIEND by Robert Simonson
THE STRAIGHT MEN’S MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT by Lawrence Thelen