Seeking never produced before original short 1 ACT PLAYS  (7 minutes to 20 minutes)

(cast, directed and ready to perform)


(2 minutes to 20 minutes in length) for:  

OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 23, 2015

at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 

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

We are looking for passionate playwright/producers and choreographers from the Tri-State area who wish to participate and try out a new short play or dance piece in front of a live audience. We are looking for NEW short plays and dance pieces, never produced before,cast, directed, choreographed, off book, put on their feet and manifested for the first time from playwright/producers in the Tri-State area. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are only accepting 1 act productions and dance pieces from the TRI-STATE area. As part of our Community producing program we are offering this EVENT program as a service to playwright/producers and choreographers in the TRI-STATE AREA.

This is an opportunity to bring your NEW short 1 act play or dance piece to life! THERE IS NO SECURITY DEPOSIT, NO SUBMISSION FEE, NO PARTICIPATION FEE or any Manhattan Rep based Fees.  (IT'S FREE!!!) 


We will supply a technician to run your sound and lights for your production. And again, there is no fee to participate.

Please know this Event is NON-EQUITY ONLY.


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

The complete play or synopsis of the dance piece,

a synopsis of the play,

the running time of the play or dance piece,

the set and lighting requirements, 

the play or dance piecesʼs history (workshops, readings if any, when it was written)

your mailing address,

and a creative team leader contact email address to:

by September 20, 2015 at Midnight.

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

1 act play productions and DANCE performances 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 September 20, 2015. Once submitted, we will get back to you within one week as to your acceptance. Again, there are no Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees of any kind.


If you have any questions about THE OCTOBER EVENT  please drop us a line at: