Script Call for Summer Shorts!

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on April 3, 2014

Beginning, April 1st, and running through April 30th, Playwrights’ Round Table is seeking submissions for 10-minute long short plays. The selected plays will appear in the annual Summer Shorts production.

Guidelines for submissions are:

1. Plays must be original, previously unproduced works; the only exceptions are for works previously done outside Central Florida that have only received a limited amount of production. Plays that have been previously workshopped or presented as a staged reading are acceptable. Playwrights may a max of 2 plays.

2. Plays must be 10 minutes in length (or approximately 10 pages of dialogue in Playscript format). Scripts should be properly formatted and submitted electronically in .doc (MS Word 2003) format. We will occasionally accept other formats, but reserve the right to request that the playwright re-submit their script(s) in Word in order to be considered (and also so we can open them). Please number the pages.

3. Please include the following information on the title page of your submission: name, e-mail address, contact phone number, place of residence, and a brief synopsis of the play. Please also include a resume or CV, in a separate attachment from the play submission.

4. The plays are to be performed in a small black box theater, so please keep them minimal. Set/tech requirements should be very simple; cast sizes should be limited to no more than 5. Any subject matter is acceptable, but please, no nudity.

5. Plays should be emailed to The deadline for consideration for Summer Shorts is 11:59 pm Eastern Time, April 30, 2014. (Alternately, if you have trouble with that email address, try

6. The writers of the seven selected plays will be notified via email by the end of May, and granted the option of being produced. If the playwright is not currently a PRT Member, they are required to join PRT prior to production for a minimum of one season. Dues must be submitted before production can begin. If dues are not submitted in a timely manner, the play will be replaced in the lineup. PRT is committed to presenting a wide range of viewpoints, experiences, and great stories to share and present on our stage, so ALL playwrights, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity are highly encouraged to submit plays.

Good Luck!

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