Studio C Artists is announcing the upcoming production of its yet-to-be-named holiday show – made up of three one-act plays with a holiday theme. The production will open in early November, and run through mid-December on Fridays and Saturdays. With today’s announcement, we are also putting out the call for writers’ submissions for this show.
The theme for this production is broad – it can be about any holiday (Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, etc.), and will all take place in a generic living room setting. Everyone will eventually have the chance to participate, but right now we’re putting out a call for writers. (And not to worry – professional writers are encouraged to participate, but prior experience as a writer is not necessary.)
Here’s the scoop…
If you wish to submit, please send in a completed One Act play no more than 20-25 minutes in length by the deadline below (PDF format is preferred). The scenarios should involve anything that is holiday themed. We’re looking for shows that capture “the magic of the holiday season” (think Miracle on 34th St. or It’s A Wonderful Life) – something that puts you in the holiday spirit. Please remember to keep things simple, as we are limited in the size of our stage. No more than 2-4 characters per piece (focus on ages 20-35) – and props and other elements are kept to a bare minimum. The story is key. They can be either comedies or dramas, your choice. There is no pay for the playwrights for this show.
REGISTER HERE – Please click here to register to make a submission (this will allow us to know how many plays to expect, and plan accordingly).
- 3 plays will be chosen.
- Please provide 1 completed One Act play, 20-25 minutes in length.
- All works should be original – not having been produced at another theater in Los Angeles before.
- Submissions are due no later than Friday, July 31st @ 5PM PST. (You can send them in earlier if you have it ready.)
- Include a logline, a synopsis, and casting (character) breakdowns with your submission.
- Email you submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details are contained in the attached documents. PLEASE BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE WRITERS’ GUIDELINES AND READ ALL CONTENTS. Submission that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered for this production.
Plays will be chosen by committee for this Series based upon the originality or their scenarios, along with the competency of the writing. The best way to ensure your play is chosen is to submit a well-written piece, which plays in a simple space, with no props, no more than 4 characters, and roles which require actors in their 20’s-early-30’s.
All writers will retain the copyrights to their play, but will receive no compensation other than the production of their play. Feel free to pass along this information to anyone you think might be interested – and good luck!