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Sunday, April 8, 2018

2018 Third Annual One-Act Playwriting Jamboree

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NOTE: If you are  member of the Dramatist Guild, we will waive your submission fee only with proof of membership. Please submit proof of membership with your submission packet.

Submission Deadline:  April 20th, 2018

Writers are encouraged to submit their one-act plays with a running time of 20 minutes or less and are limited to a total of three (3) submissions for consideration.
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Between 6 and 10 plays selected by a committee of three to five will receive the prize of a staged production of his or her play at the Rhino One Act Jamboree, which will be held August 24-26, 2018 at Rhino Studio 237. Full staged productions will include auditioned actors, directors (chosen by committee), producers, stage managers, ushers, ticket takers and tech crew.

Plays will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Plot
  • Character Development
  • Dialogue
  • Overall writing quality
HOW TO SUBMIT

Please read and follow our submission guidelines. Submissions that are incomplete or do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified. To enter your play, you must submit the following:

(1) Three (3) hard copies of your play (or email in advance for electronic submissions/Paypal payment).

  • Plays should run 20 minutes or less and be written in the proper playwriting format (when in the proper format, running time is approximately one minute per page):
  • A list of characters with a brief physical description of each should also be included.
  •  Plays should contain 12 or fewer actors.
  • One person plays are accepted.
  • No musicals, unless you are providing accompaniment.
  •  Plays should have simple staging and technical needs.

 (2) A cover letter with the following information:

  • The name of your play
  • Your name full address, full contact information (including your e-mail and phone number)
  • A brief synopsis of your play (for publicity purposes if your play is selected)
  • A brief biography


(3) A check in the amount of $20 (US dollars) for each play submitted, made payable to: Rhino Theatre Group, LLC.  Please write "One-Act Jamboree" in the check's memo line.

NOTE: If you are  member of the Dramatist Guild, we will waive your submission fee only with proof of membership. Please submit proof of membership with your submission packet.

SUBMISSION PACKETS MUST BE MAILED TO:

Rhino Theatre Group, LLC
Attn:  One-Act Jamboree
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442


Additional Information:
Submissions must be postmarked on or before April 20, 2018.
 If you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (business-size - 4" x 9 ½"), you will receive your play evaluation forms from our readers at the conclusion of the judging process.
Plays will NOT be returned and will be recycled.
The entry fee is non-refundable.

If your play is chosen, a $50 participation fee will be required prior to auditions for your play.  

As the playwright, you are invited to auditions and will have input regarding casting and production presentation.  However, Artistic Director may choose to exercise her authority regarding questionable content and/or presentation of the show with consideration and protection of the reputation of the company in its entirety.

PRIZES: At the conclusion of the jamboree, one winner will receive a $500 cash prize based on audience vote.

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