Seeking never produced before original short 1 act plays 

(cast, directed and ready to perform)

7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for:


Manhattan Repertory Theatre's


JULY 9 and 10 

at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 

303 West 42nd St. (at 8th Ave) NYC



We are only accepting 1 act productions from the TRI-STATE area.


As part of our Community producing program we offer our EVENTS 4 to 6 times a year as a service to playwright/producers.  


This is an opportunity to bring your NEW short 1 act play to life! 


THERE IS NO SECURITY DEPOSIT, SUBMISSION FEE, PARTICIPATION FEE or any Manhattan Rep based Fees.  We are just looking for passionate playwright/producers from the Tri-State area who wish to participate and try out a new short play in front of a live audience.


We are looking for NEW short plays, never produced before, 7 - 20 minutes, cast, directed, off book, put on their feet and manifested for the first time from playwright/producers in the Tri-State area. 


In order to submit, you must be available on: 


Monday July 7 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for Tech rehearsal

Tuesday July 8 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm for Dress rehearsal 


and for the performances: 


July 9 at 6:30 pm, 

July 10 at 6:30 pm.  




We will supply a technician to run your sound and lights for your production.  


Please know this Event is NON-EQUITY ONLY.


These Events are crazy wonderful fun!  Please come and join us. We put up a slick professional show at our theatre on 42nd St and 8th Ave in the heart of the Theatre District.


To submit your NEW, never produced before short 1 act play production please email:


The complete play,

a synopsis of the play,

the running time of the play,

the set and lighting requirements, 

the playʼs history (readings if any, when it was written, etc etc.)

your mailing address,

and a creative team leader contact email address to:


by Tuesday June 10, 2014 at Midnight.


Please put "THE JULY EVENT" in the subject heading.


1 act play productions will be considered on a first - come first-served basis. (The earlier you submit, the better your chances of being accepted.) If we fill up all production slots early on, we will end submissions earlier than June 10, 2014


Once submitted, we will get back to you within one week as to your acceptance.


Again there are no Manhattan Repertory Theatre based fees of any kind.


If you have any questions about THE JULY EVENT please drop us a line at the above address.