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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Artists' Exchange 12th Annual One Act Play Festival (July & August 2017)

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CALL FOR PLAY SUBMISSIONS

Submission Guidelines: Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays. There is no cost to submit work. Comedic, absurd, dramatic, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome and encouraged for review. Selected plays will be performed at Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island, on two consecutive weekends between July 21 and August 12, 2017 (more performance details below).

Deadline for Submission: All plays must be received by Saturday, April 15, 2017. 

 Any plays received or postmarked past April 15th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

Selected Plays for Performance: The OAPF Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by the end of May/early June. Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the selected plays will also be posted on the Festival’s webpage. Playwrights will not be notified if their works were not accepted. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the Festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit with no performance/royalty fees.

Selected Playwrights: Participation is volunteer; no stipends or monetary prizes are awarded to selected playwrights. All monies collected from ticket sales will benefit Artists’ Exchange/Gateways to Change, Inc. and the continuation of the One Act Play Festival for years to come. Selected playwrights will receive at least two (2) complimentary tickets and recognition in the playbill, including a personal bio and contact information (if provided). Performances are not video recorded.

Festival Performance Information:

July 21 - August 12, 2017

Fridays @ 7:00 PM and Saturdays @ 3:00 & 7:00 PM

Venue: Theatre 82 (82 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910)

Presented in Two Waves

- Each Wave is separate and features different plays

- Four performance dates per Wave

Wave I: July 21-29

Wave II: August 4-12



About the One Act Play Festival: Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival (OAPF) for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors of all abilities ranging in sex, age, and experience levels.

This year marks the 12th annual year and aims to showcase new playwrights mixed in with patron favorites, highlighting the best short plays that were submitted for review.

About Artists’ Exchange: Artists' Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. We are operated by Gateways to Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all human beings.

Artists' Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique and cafĂ©, along with secondary venue Theatre 82, a multi-use performance, meeting and instructional space. Enriching classes and summer camps are offered year-round in art, ceramics, theater, and music; and a variety of events – including plays, music concerts, birthday parties, and fundraisers – are hosted at our venues.

To Submit: Please send all plays to Artists’ Exchange by physical mail or email and include your contact information and play title(s). Playwrights may only submit up to three (3) plays maximum. Send any questions or communications to Jessica Chace, Festival Artistic Director (contact information below).

By Mail:

Attention: One Act Play Festival Submission
Artists’ Exchange
50 Rolfe Square
Cranston, RI 02910

By Email: In Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send to Jessica Chace at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.

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