Enter your short play for the Edmonds Annual Festival of Shorts

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Submissions are now being accepted for the 10th Annual Festival of Shorts hosted at the Wade James Theater by Edmonds Driftwood Players.

The Festival this year will be presented in four performances – Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6 at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7 at 2pm.

Theme for 2019 is “Technology Gone Bad.” With each major shift in technological advance in society, beginning with the wheel, there have been problems and reactions… sometimes with hilarious, sometimes disastrous, consequences.

In an effort to help offset the costs of producing our growing Festival of Shorts, this year we will be charging a $5 submission fee for each playwright (not per submission).

In order to enter the festival, please DO the following:
  1. Submit an original, never before produced script for a play that will last no longer than 10 minutes with 6 characters or less, which can be staged with minimal sets, props, and costumes. Be sure to incorporate the theme of “Technology Gone Bad” into your story.
  2. Pay your $5 submission fee (per playwright, not per script) by clicking HERE
  3. Submit your play by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, April 1, 2019 to shorts@edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
    1. Submit two separate documents:
      1. A single cover page with the title of your play and your full name, address, email address and phone number. 
      2. The original short submission (Standard Stage Play Format) with the script and title of the play ONLY. No identifying information about the playwright is to appear in this “blind” copy. All plays which fail to submit a blind copy of their play will be disqualified. The blind copy of the script preserves anonymity in our judging process
In order to enter the festival, please DON’T do the following:
  1. Don’t submit a play with a single character. This means NO monologues, please!
  2. Don’t submit a play that includes nudity, excessive bad language or could in any way be construed as a hard ‘R’ or ‘X’ rating.
  3. Don’t include excessive props or things like glitter or feathers that would be hard to clean up and delay transitions for our festival. Eight plays will be presented at each performance (4 plays before intermission, 4 plays after intermission). Please don’t make it hard for our production team to stage your show. We are looking for submissions that could be staged with a few acting blocks and some costumes.
  4. Don’t submit a play that has been produced on any stage, anywhere prior to Monday April 1, 2019. We will do a search for each play before notifying our 8 finalists. Any evidence that a play has been previously produced will result in disqualification of the script from our festival.


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