2nd Act Players announce One-Act Play Competition, #WomensEmpowerment

A scene from "Last Days of Wonder," a winner of our 2016 script comeptition.

The 2nd Act Players is in search of new scripts, fulfilling its mission to showcase new talent for the stage. The theme for its upcoming spring One-Act Play Festival will be Women’s Empowerment (#WomensEmpowerment). This will mark the fourth new script competition the 2nd Act Players has held since its beginnings in 2013.

“We’ve showcased more than a dozen playwrights in our competitions and are looking forward to doing it again this spring,” says 2nd Act Players Co-founder John N. Frank.

Enter today for the chance to see your play performed by the 2nd Act Players this May.

Entries should be from emerging authors and deal with 2nd Acts in characters’ lives, particularly 2nd Acts that see them confronting and rising above harassment, discrimination, marginalization and abuse.

The competition is open to playwrights living in the Chicago area, in southern Wisconsin or northern Indiana.  Playwrights of the two scripts selected will receive royalties of $25 per performance or 5% of the box office, whichever is higher each performance. The expectation is for two weekends and a total of four performances.

Other details:

Cast size: 6 or less characters

Length: 30-45 pages, standard script format, one-act

No musicals, children’s plays, adaptations to works not in the public domain, and no plays involving nudity of any kind.

Entry deadline: March 1, 2019

Contemporary settings which do not require special costuming are preferred.

Staging will be relatively minimal in terms of props, etc.

An individual may enter more than one script.

Enter today, simply click here to go to the entry form page on our site.


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