Thursday, September 27, 2012

Scripts wanted for Strawberry One-Act Festival in Manhattan, NYC. Deadline: October 30, 2012

Strawberry One-Act Festival in Manhattan, NYC

The Strawberry One-Act Festival – Winter 2013 will be held at

The Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th St., NYC,
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
February 28, 2013 - March 10, 2013
The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 23rd season, the brainchild of Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher, is a play competition in which the audience and the theatre's judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season.  Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition.  Plays move from the 1st Round to the Semi-Finals and then the Finals.  The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant.  The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Submissions are being accepted for the festival until October 30, 2012.  To download an application click here.  To submit full-length plays, musicals and staged readings click here for an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.
The Judges for the Finals of the Strawberry One-Act Festival TBA.
The Award Ceremony & Performance will be on Sunday, March 10th at 5pm.  In addition, some of the plays in the festival will be selected for publication in our anthology: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 9.

The Riant Theatre’s Writer’s Retreat: 7-Day Cruise to the Bahamas - February 10th - February 17, 2013

The Riant Theatre’s Writer’s Retreat: 7-Day Cruise to the Bahamas - February 10th - February 17, 2013

This writer’s retreat is for both emerging and established writers or film and video makers. The Workshops will offer valuable information and networking opportunities and will concentrate on writers intending to have their work produced or published. There will be special occasions where writers can read portions of their work to the group.
The Retreat gathers writers, actors and directors to join with their peers to foster excellence through mutual support.  You will relax on the beautiful Royal Caribbean International “Explorer of the Seas” Ship in an elegant environment designed for comfort that includes all meals.  There will be excursions in the Bahamas and Florida that you can add to your itinerary.  In addition, there will be structured workshops and gatherings to stimulate creativity.  But more importantly you will enjoy an abundant time to write, reflect and connect with other artists while you develop a project or improve your acting skills.  Workshops will be conducted by Van Dirk Fisher, Founder & Artistic Director of the Riant Theatre.
The 138,000-ton Explorer of the Seas is loaded with recreational amenities: an ice-skating rink, in-line skating track, rock-climbing wall, television studio and full-size, open-air basketball court. The Royal Promenade, which runs through the center of the ship, is longer than a football field and wide enough to accommodate three lanes of traffic. Here you'll find restaurants, shops, entertainment and street performers. The basketball court converts to a volleyball court, and there's also a golf simulator, nine-hole miniature golf course and jogging track. Adventure Beach, just for families, has its own pool. Spots for socializing include a champagne bar, cigar club, sports bar, jazz club, dance club and a cocktail lounge at the top of the ship. Hungry? There's a casual grill, ice-cream parlor, the Windjammer Cafe and Johnny Rocket's, modeled after an authentic 1950s diner (complete with jukebox). Portofino, an intimate reservations-only restaurant serving Italian fare, complements three main dining rooms.
Sun, Febrary10th      Departs at 4pm from Bayonne, NJ.
Mon, February 11th At Sea
Tues, February 12th  Port Canaveral, FL.  Arrives at 1pm.  Departs at 11pm
Wed, February 13th   Nassau, Bahamas.  Arrives at 2pm.  Departs at 11:59pm
Thurs, February 14th Coco Cay, Bahamas.  Arrives at 8am.  Departs at 5pm
Fri, February 15th  At Sea
Sat, February 16th At Sea
Sun, February 17th Arrives at 7am in Bayonne, NJ.

 For further information and an application email us at