Playwrights: Submit ideas to Delray Beach Playhouse

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Staff report

The 2nd Annual Playhouse Playwrights’ Project is now accepting submissions for staged readings of new plays.

Local playwrights (Palm Beach and Broward County residents) are asked to submit an unpublished, one-act play for consideration by the Delray Beach Playhouse’s play reading committee.

Deadline for submissions is May 31. Auditions will be held in June, rehearsals will be held over the summer, and the performance weekend is Sept. 12-13.

Last year’s event resulted in eight new, one-act plays being read by local actors. The new plays were warmly received and thoroughly enjoyed by sell-out crowds.

“We were blown away by the response last year,” said Playhouse Executive Director Kevin Barrett, “and we look forward to even more participation this year, now that the word is out there.”

“The Delray Beach Playhouse is such a neighborhood gem, and we want to continue to invite new people to come and see what we’re doing,” Barrett continued.  “In addition to the new one-act plays by locals, we encourage everyone to come to the auditions in June. No experience necessary. If you can read a script, you can audition for these staged readings.”

PROJECT GUIDELINES

20-minute, one-act plays. One page of dialogue equals one minute of run time.

Only one submission per application fee. Fee is $25 and is non-refundable.

Stage plays only. No TV or film scripts will be considered.

Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization and cast size.

No sexually explicit, gratuitously violent, obscene scripts or excessive foul language.

Playwrights must attend rehearsals at the Delray Beach Playhouse.

Each page of your script must include your name, title of play and page number in the footer.

Completed Application Page must accompany your submission.  Applications may be downloaded from https://delraybeachplayhouse.com/theatre-info/playhouse-playwrights-project/.