Playwriting Festival


It’s Year III and we are happy to announce the 3rd New Play Series Playwriting Festival! Submissions are open now and available until March 13, 2020. A committee of judges will select a series of shorts (10-minute plays) and three One-Acts (up to 45-minutes) for readings presented during the Festival, June 11-14, 2020.

One Act Submissions                                         Short Short Submissions

Encore Readings of the 2018-2019 selected plays will kick off the series in spring 2020. Join our mailing list to receive updates and information.

Congratulations again to the 2018, 2019 selected playwrights!


Biscuits & Bacon bySharece M. Sellem
It’s the Spring of 1929 in Harlem. The streets are filled with lights and glitter and to Daisy, who only wants to find her sister, four very different women show her how to grow in concrete.

Fluent by: Chuck Smith
A bench in a Chinese railway station. Two low-level managers have been separated from their superiors and neither the man nor the woman speaks the other’s language.

The Naughty List byTrevor Suthers
So who’s really responsible for compiling that Naughty list, and where do the funds come from?

Theories by: Jenell Abram
A bar in a small Pennsylvania city. Present day. What the bartender sees night after night.

Therapy Dog by: Les Abromovitz
Neurotic Jerome forces his hypochondriacal dog, Achoo, to pose as his emotional support animal, but the canine becomes increasingly uncomfortable with perpetuating this charade.


Drive byRobert Weinstein
Three people and one awkward cross-country car journey.

Factory Treasure byAmy Oestreicher.
Four family members, one factory and an incalculable legacy.  A collective confrontation of how we view our past and what we choose to do with it.

All in the Numbers by: Evan W. Saunders
Can you run user experience on finding the meaning of life? Is there an app for that?