Cleveland Playwrights Festival: Seeking original one-act and full-length plays

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Cleveland Playwrights Festival: Seeking original one-act and full-length plays


Playwrights Local seeks original one-act and full-length plays for our 2nd Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival in late 2016 and for additional programs including our developmental Play Lab in early 2017.

All plays that are original and professionally unproduced will be accepted. Small-scale musicals and one-person shows are welcome, but no adaptations or translations, please.

There is NO FEE for submitting! Up to ONE SCRIPT may be submitted in PDF FORM.

Open to all playwrights age 18 or older who are permanent residents of Cuyahoga and its bordering counties.

The deadline for entry is midnight on MAY 15, 2016. Early submissions are encouraged!

Selections will be announced by July 15, 2016

Complete guidelines and submission information are available at

Playwrights Local 4181 is a 501(c)(3) theater company based in Cleveland. As a playwrights’ center, our goal is to provide a home base for dramatic writing in Northeast Ohio. We offer classes and workshops, produce original plays, provide professional development opportunities, and encourage dramatists of all skill levels. We are proud to be the first and only organization dedicated to locally written works for adult audiences in our region.


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