You are invited to submit an original 10-minute play to a Playwriting Festival for early November 2013 to be held at Stony Point Center.

This festival, “Can America Make it?” will benefit the Community of Living Traditions, a multifaith residency program that practices hospitality, engages faith and cultivates nonviolence and justice. This will be an opportunity for unproduced writers to have their work presented. The challenge of the Festival is the necessity for social action to heal the problems in our society.

Be Creative! Consider all forms of what is wrong with society.

Using your skills and imagination, write an original play, drama or comedy that will be presented as staged productions. Our “Can America Make It?” festival calls for plays that deal with some aspect of nonviolent social action in response to injustice in a community and/or society.

We are seeking plays written in any style that reveal fresh plot, interesting character(s), sufficient conflict and a running time of 10 minutes maximum.

General Guidelines

  • Play submissions (by internet only) are due by Midnight October 13th.

  • All US playwrights can participate and be considered but local playwrights are preferred (New York, Rockland County, Westchester and New Jersey).

  • Up to 6 scripts will be chosen to be presented.

  • Stony Point Productions offers rehearsal space at 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, New York 10980. Please be advised that all participants selected should rehearse at their own spaces in addition to the Stony Point Center.

  • Plays will be presented in the Stony Point Conference Center’s auditorium which seats 120 people.

  • Playwrights will be responsible for finding their own directors and actors. Please don’t allow this to discourage you from submitting (if there are issues finding directors and actors, please contact Marie-Elena Ortiz).

  • This is a fundraiser to assist the Stony Point Conference Center’s multifaith community dedicated to non-violence. All participants are donating their time and talent. Our goal is to fill every seat in the house! The suggested donation to attend (this is not a submission fee) is $15.00.

Script Guidelines

  • Your play must adhere to the theme of what is wrong with society?

  • Write for a cast of 1-4 actors (the more diverse the better).

  • Minimum props a table and 2 chairs if needed.

  • The play must be no longer than 10 minutes.

How to Submit

Email your script to Marie-Elena Ortiz dramaturgycentral(a)gmail.com.

Write in the subject line: your last name/society’s hangups.

In the body of the email send your complete contact information and a one line summary of your play.

You will be contacted regarding your script status in Mid October.

Play submissions (by internet only) are due by Midnight October 13th.