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30 by Ninety Theatre



30 by Ninety Theatre
One Act Play Competition

Would you like to see your play performed on our stage?

On March 17 & 18, 2018, 30 by Ninety Theatre will present 4 original one act plays! Submit your one act play to us and you could be one of the finalists to see their play brought to life before a live audience at the Louisiana Northshore' s Best Live Local Theater as voted by the public in Sophisticated Woman Magazine.

Submission and Prize Details:
Submissions will be accepted from October 1st through October 31st 2017. Electronic submissions only, please. Email a PDF file of your play to 30byNinetyOneAct@gmail.com. The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere on the actual script. There will be a $25 admission fee per submission. Submissions per playwright are unlimited. However, we will only accept the first 100 plays submitted. The finalists will be announced in January. After performances on both March 17th & 18th, the audience will vote and declare one play the winner of a $500 grand prize!

Play Standards:
Plays should be approximately 10-20 minutes when performed. All submissions must conform to the same formatting standards. Each must include a title page and a page for setting and character descriptions. In addition to the title and character pages, there should be a script of no more than 10-15 pages using 12 point Times New Roman font. The spacing should be as shown in the sample page provided below. The plays must be workable with a very minimal set. Plays must not have been produced previously and may not be staged elsewhere until after the competition in March. No musicals and no children’s productions (with a cast dominated by child actors) will be accepted. 

The 30 by Ninety Judges Committee will choose the finalists from submitted works. The Judges will have sole discretion over the manner in which the plays are judged, and their determination of the winners will be final. The committee will also choose 10 semi-finalists whose plays will not be performed, but will receive certificates, have their names listed in our program, and will also receive two complimentary tickets to any upcoming show in 30 by Ninety’s 2017-2018 season.

30 by Ninety will be solely responsible for the production of the plays. Directing, casting and production decisions will be made by the theatre.

Helpful Hints:
The judges will consider plays that can be staged within the context of A Night of One Acts where 4 plays are performed in one evening. Please keep in mind the practical difficulties in that situation of set changes, quick costume changes, heavy use of props, special effects, etc. Please visithttp://www.10-minute-plays.com/ to view examples of short plays that can be staged within our time limit.

Please email 30byNinetyOneAct@gmail.com with any questions and to receive a link to the entry form and registration fee.