So this is something we did last Summer and it was so much fun. A play competition where there are only TWO BLOCKS, lights up and then lights down at the end, no sound cues, no props! So the play is totally and completely about the script, direction and the acting! No Pyro-technics, no text message sound dings, no Simon and Garfunkel Music. Just a good script, directed and acted well! WHAT FUN!
So this January, Manhattan Rep is presenting their second Bi-Annual TWO BLOCK COMPETITION!
Seeking fully produced one act plays
(cast, directed and ready to perform)
7 minutes to 15 minutes in length for
Jan 18 and 20, 2017
at Manhattan Rep, 17-19 W.45th St.
$50 PRIZE for BEST TWO BLOCK ONE ACT PLAY PRODUCTION!!!
EACH PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A 2 PERFORMANCES,
To submit your one act play production please email:
The complete play,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the running time of the play,
the set and lighting requirements,
the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to:
by DECEMBER 23, 2016 at Midnight.
Please put “THE TWO BLOCK Competition” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a day or two as to your acceptance.
Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before December 23, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots.
There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.
We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.
Once accepted, there will be a $30.00 commitment fee.
There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees.
Voting will be done by audience ballot with graduated voting of each of the audience members 3 favorite plays. There is NO raising of the hands, or a "Panel of Experts?” like at some other play contests across the country.
The voting is solely crowd-sourced and works incredibly well.