Original 
Playwrights

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2022 WINNERS!!

The following plays will be produced in 2023:

SHORT PLAY WINNERS 2022/2023

• 1st Place - SENSE OF DIRECTION by Seth Freeman 

• Honorable Mention - WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MOM?  by Rich Strack

ONE ACT PLAY WINNERS 2022/2023

• 1st Place - DEAR ANITA BRYANT by Ronni Sanlo

• 2nd Place - MAKING FRIENDS by Guy Newsham 

• 3rd Place - ONE DAY LESS by Scott Gibson 

• Honorable Mention - INVENTING FIRE by Mike Bencivenga 

FULL LENGTH PLAY WINNER 2022/2023

• Grand Winner - TATTOOS AND TATER by Gwen Flager

FULL LENGTH MUSICAL WINNER 2022/2023

• Grand Winner - A GOOD DAY by Eric B. Sirota

 


WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2023/2024 SEASON
 

Playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works! 

Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s), chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in our open contest and read before a live audience.


Beginning with the 2017 season, works  produced previously at any theatrical venue are no longer eligible for consideration.

 

Original Play Submission Requirements 
 

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2023 productions. Plays will be read over the summer of 2022 and the winners will be produced in 2023.
Deadline for submission is March 31, 2022.   
 
Short Plays Should Include:

  1. Page Numbers

  2. Brief plot summary & setting description

  3. Title on every page (footer)

  4. List of all characters with description (M/F, age, race, etc.)

  5. # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

     

Full Length Plays Should Include:

  1. The Full Play  

  2. A 30 Minute selection. This a something that could be presented as a representation of your work to our voting committee.

  3. Stage directions

  4. Synopsis

  5. Anything additional you would like the audience to be aware of

  6. Page Numbers

  7. Brief plot summary & setting description

  8. Title on every page (footer)

  9. List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)

  10. # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

     

Submissions must be accompanied by a submission fee and the Shawnee Playwrights Series Form available below

 

Submission Fees are as follows


$25 for Full Length
$15 for One Act/Short Play

***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***


Click Here For Submission Form


Payment info: 


Pay by check

Shawnee Playhouse 
PO Box 159 
Shawnee on Delaware  PA  18356 


 

Pay with Paypal

Click Here

 

Electronic files may be submitted to: 
 

shawneeplayhouseexecdir@gmail.com
Electronic files must be submitted in one of the following formats: 
.doc, .txt, .rtf, .pdf 
Conversion into one of these formats is the responsibility of the playwright. 
Other formats will not be accepted. 


 

Paper submissions may be mailed to: 


Shawnee Original Playwrights Series 
The Shawnee Playhouse 
PO Box 159 
Shawnee on Delaware,  PA  18356 
 
Shawnee places no limits on the genre, style, or length of plays submitted.


 

Production of Winning Play



Responsibility for final production of the play lies solely with Worthington Players.  The director will be chosen by the Executive staff of the Shawnee Playhouse.   No monetary prize or compensation is paid.

Each year, Worthington Players produces original submitted works of local and surrounding area playwrights.