Monday, December 5, 2016

Act One: One Act Festival January 9th - 28th

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The Act One: One Act Festival 2017 is now accepting submissions for the 2017 festival. 

Deadline for submissions is December 9th and acceptances will be awarded from now until December 12th, i.e.: We will be reading plays as they come in and notifying before the deadline passes. Early submission advised.

The Act One: One Act Festival 2017 is a self-producing competition style one-act play festival. The plays are divided into three different programs. Each program will run six times with four of those performances being evening performances. The Audience will vote for best plays so if all of your friends come you will be sure to make the finals!

The top six nominated plays will compete on January 28th at 7:30pm for Best Actor, Best Actress, Director and Best Play. Best Actor wins $50, Actress $50, Director $50 and Best Play $100. We also intend to invite the finalists to have their play published in a short play anthology. This would be a non-exclusive deal, which doesn’t prevent the author from pursuing a deal with Samuel French for example and is not mandatory.

All types of short play are considered, but please remember to keep the staging simple with minimal set and props. We will be using the theatres standard lighting plot and will provide you with a light and soundboard operator. In addition we will offer free 2-hour rehearsal space to each show from Jan. 3rd - 13th, which is subject to availability and on a first come first served.

We are ideally looking for plays that are 10 – 20 minutes in length.

The Act One: One Act Festival 2017 plans to run a rotating schedule of performances beginning Thursday, Jan. 12th through Saturday Jan. 28th. Each Play is responsible for providing their Director and Actors for their production.

Break a leg! Equity Showcases permitted but acts will obtain their own code; The Secret Theatre will provide Equity compliant Insurance to the productions.


Scripts may be submitted to: https://form.jotform.com/63181466382964