Massasoit Community College Theatre Company

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

New Works Play Festival

A PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

Massasoit Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual New Works Festival 2020. The Festival will premiere the original work of five playwrights in an evening of staged readings presented at the Buckley Performing Arts Center. The Massasoit Theatre Company produces this annual event as a community outreach seeking to offer local playwrights an opportunity to showcase their work. 

After being read by a panel, five plays will be selected from those submitted and will receive a rehearsed staged reading in front of an audience with a Q&A for each of the pieces.

If you would like to have your piece considered, please read the guidelines below.

Apply online:

Upon completing the application please email the following materials to Corinne M Mason:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • PDF copy of script

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Winners Announced: January 3, 2020

New Works Festival: May 9, 2020

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Category 1: Short Form Plays

Plays can be of any genre but need to be between 10 and 15 minutes in length and have no more than 6 actors. Four plays will be chosen in the Short Play category. There is no entry fee.

  • Scripts should follow industry standard in terms of font size, layout, page numbering etc.
  • Stage directions kept to a minimum where possible
  • For the Short Form Play Category, scripts should be a complete piece, not part of a larger script.
  • For the Short Form Play Category, a maximum of 6 actors required – if there are more than 6 roles, it should be feasible for the actors to play multiple roles
  • Please note that, at present, this is only open to local playwrights and you will need to make yourself available for the performance of your piece if selected.
  • Please be aware that if your entry does not follow the above brief it will not be accepted.

Category 2: Long Form Plays

Plays can be of any genre but need to be between 25 and 90 minutes in length and have no more than 10 actors.  One play will be chosen in the Long Form Category. There is no entry fee.

  • Scripts should follow industry standard in terms of font size, layout, page numbering etc.
  • Stage directions kept to a minimum where possible
  • For the Long Form Play Category, scripts of between 25 and 90 minutes in length, either a complete piece, or part of a longer piece that is able to stand alone and be coherent for an audience
  • For the Long Form Play Category, a maximum of 10 actors required – if there are more than 10 roles, it should be feasible for the actors to play multiple roles
  • Please note that, at present, this is only open to local playwrights and you will need to make yourself available for the performance of your piece if selected.
  • Please be aware that if your entry does not follow the above brief it will not be accepted.