1- Each entry must be an original work.
2- Final work must be submitted by July 31. There will be check-ins for progress to ensure each entry has sufficient time with the first draft due June 30.
3- Must be an hour in length or less when performed, so one act is preferred.
4- Genre style is open to the playwright, as long as the theme is used/implied. Theme does not have to be overt; it can be symbolized throughout.
5- The winning play/new work will be performed at Theatre Off the Square in 2023. The playwright may or may not be consulted for production. Winner may also be involved in the production, up to directing, if interested and approved by the Directors Selection Committee of Theatre Off the Square.
6- The submitted work will be uploaded to this drive and read by the judges who will first provide some suggestions for an initial edit. These suggestions will be up to you to follow. The playwright may choose whether to incorporate suggested edits in the script, or leave it unchanged.
7- It is likely that several, if not all entered works, will have staged readings at Theatre Off the Square in September, so your involvement in directing those readings will be encouraged but not required. This is the stage where the final judging occurs.
***Submission of entry form does not require participation from you. It is simply an entry of interest to participate. We at Theatre Off the Square love working with new playwrights and look forward to working with each and every one of you***