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2019 Summer Playwrights Festival Guidelines

Submissions for the 2019 Summer Playwrights Festival are open until April 14th, 2019!

Plays submitted must fit the following guidelines:

  1. Plays must fit the theme of "Age of Wisdom"
  2. Must be no longer than 15-20 minutes (average one (1) minute/page)
  3. Must include a title page with play title, playwright name, email, and location.
  4. Must include a dramatis personae (character name, age range, gender if necessary,) and brief description of the play.
  5. Industry standard formatting is not required, but formatting must include normal page margins (1",) 12 point font (Courier, Arial, Times New Roman), and single spacing with space between separate lines of dialogue.
  6. Page numbers preferred, but not required.
  7. Must be family friendly - no overt swearing, violence, or sexual themes. Keep it PG.
  8. Must be suitable to be performed outdoors - no intense lighting requirements, no complex sets, etc.
  9. Must be a PDF or Word document.
  10. You may submit up to two plays for consideration.

Please submit plays to openspaceartsmd@gmail.com