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Director's Round Table Series Colonial Players announces the Directors' Round Table Series! Click here for details.
17th WATCH Award Nominees Announced! Colonial Players earned 14 WATCH award nominations in the 17th annual WATCH award competition! Click here for details.
2017 One Act Play Festival The Colonial Players is pleased to announce the 2017 One Act Play Festival. Click here for details or to apply to direct!
Announcing The Colonial Players' 69th Season! We are pleased to announce our 69th Season of shows! Click here for details!
Seeking Directors for CP's 69th Season! The Colonial Players is seeking directors for its 2017-2018 Season! Click here for details!
Promising Playwright Contest 2017 The Colonial Players Announces the 2017 Promising Playwright Contest! Click here for details!
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Full-length play scripts sought for theater workshop opportunity. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and a script workshop weekend in summer 2017. The workshop will culminate in a rehearsed public reading of the script at our theater in Annapolis, Maryland.

GUIDELINES:

  • Playwrights must currently reside in Washington DC or any of the 13 original colonies of the United States.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced.
  • Estimated run time should be at least 85 minutes, and cast size should not exceed 10.
  • Musicals and musical librettos are not accepted.
  • The winner will be notified by May 15, 2017.

Judging is blind. No name(s) of the playwright(s), nor any other identifying information is allowed on any submitted material. The materials will not be forwarded to readers for judging if names appear anywhere.

All entries must include four PDFs:

  • Summary of the story not to exceed two pages. Plotline only! Please do not include reviewer comments, notes of praise, or any enthusiastic blurbs that are intended to sway judges or sell the piece
  • List of Characters with descriptions
  • 10 consecutive representative pages from the script
  • Full script (no author names or other identifying marks)

Submit online at Submittable.com between October 1, 2016, and Dec 31, 2016.

Scripts submitted outside of these contest dates and rules cannot be considered.

Please email PromisingPlaywright@TheColonialPlayers.org with any questions.

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