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Our annual event is designed to give playwrights the opportunity to have their one act plays presented to a live audience and a panel of judges in a staged setting with minimal props including access to our actors, directors, stage managers, etc.
A panel of judges will vote on each of the 4 finalist's productions, March16th, 2024, at the Pineapple Playhouse's Annual One Act Play Festival. The winning play will move on to a fully managed and staged production at the Pineapple Playhouse.
Entries must be a one act play, non-musical, and no longer than 20 - 30 minutes. Cast may only use props they can carry in and out with them.
We suggest that the cast not exceed seven characters. Writers may submit more than one play. Each play must be the writer’s own original work and not commercially published or produced, though it may have been work shopped or presented in staged readings in locations other than Florida.
Deadline for submissions is midnight, November 22nd, 2023.
Finalists will be announced December 13th, 2023.
Auditions will be held January 6th and 7th 2024.
Rehearsals to start 1/21/2024.
Instructions for play submissions must be followed or the play will be rejected.
A title page with the name of the play, synopsis, and list of characters must be attached to each script. A separate page, giving the name of the play, the name of the playwright, and all contact data should accompany the scripts but not be attached to them. This is to help assure anonymity during the judging process.
Scripts may not be revised for purposes of this competition once they are submitted. Judging Entries may be funny, sad, scary or smart, be about character or ideas; certainly may shock, surprise or amaze, and may be in any genre. Strength of characterization, writing style, dialog, and plot are among judging criteria.
Authors retain all rights and give performance rights to The Pineapple Playhouse for “Annual One Act Play Festival” and limited readings in other venues, including possible outreach and electronic media. The plays and playwrights will be publicized in web pages, social media, community and national theatre media, event calendars, flyers, programs, playbills and e-mail “blasts” to select lists
Finalists and other submitters will be notified December 13, 2023.
Performance/Awards - 4 Finalists will receive staged setting with minimal props including access to our actors, directors, stage managers, etc., (may use your own) , presented at the Pineapple Playhouse on March 16th, 2024.
The winning play will move on to a fully managed black box staged production at the Pineapple Playhouse during the season.
Finalists each may receive a memorial plaque, event poster, and two complimentary tickets.
All members of the board of directors and trustees as well as any employees of the Pineapple Playhouse are ineligible to enter this competition.
How to Enter:
Plays can be submitted electronically to:
Accepted Formats: Word Doc or PDF
or a hard copy to:
700 W Weatherbee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
So, you think you can write ?
So, you think you can write and would love to see your play on stage?
Simply submit your play here ...
4 finalists will be chosen for the festival ... One winner will move on to Fully Staged Production May 26th-27th
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