Deadline: September 30, 2023
Submission Length: Full-length, Full-length One-act
Award(s) Offered: Reading, Festival
Accepts Submissions of: Plays /
Does NOT Accept Submissions of: Musicals /
A week-long new play development workshop, Little Festival of the Unexpected provides selected writers with time, professional collaborators and an audience to hear, see and discuss their work. Because both theater professionals and a general audience participate, it can be invaluable process to a writer. Portland Stage has a strong tradition of bringing work from Little Festival to the Mainstage.
Submissions for LFU are accepted every other year (2019, 2021, 2023, etc) July 1st through October 1st for consideration the following May. Only scripts and samples of full-length plays are considered for the Festival.
Only one submission is accepted per playwright in a given year.
Submissions of 10-page samples (from playwrights) must be sent by US Mail only – no e-mails, faxes, etc.
Plays must require no more than 8 actors to perform. Playwrights must provide a precise casting plot for larger casts that require doubling.
Comments from NMI Staff:
Submissions for LFU are accepted every other year (2023, 2025, etc) July 1st through September 30th for consideration the following May. Only scripts and samples of full-length plays are considered for the Festival.
CONTACT EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Festival of the Unexpected
Portland, ME 04104
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