Thursday, September 19, 2013

Play Submissions for the Strawberry Theatre Festival & Strawberry One-Act Festival (Deadline October 30, 2013)

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry Theatre Festival will be at the 160 seat Theatre at St. Clement's on 46th St. in Manhattan from February 12th - February 23, 2014, and is now accepting submissions for Full Length Plays (between 55 - 90 minutes) and Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes), Short Plays (40 minutes - 50 minutes) and Staged Readings. Plays selected for the festival can perform between 3 - 5 performances and elect to share a percentage of the box office by paying a theatre usage fee between $1 - $9 per ticket to receive 10% - 100% share of the box office. To download an application go to or email us at The deadline to submit an application is October 30, 2013.  Late Submissions deadline is November 15, 2013. The participation fee for the STF is $400 for plays received by October 30, 2013 and $500 for plays received after October 30, 2013. The participation fee for Short Plays is $350. All submissions are done by email.

Also seeking submissions for the Strawberry One-Act Festival (February 12th - February 23rd) for plays with a running time from 15 minutes - 30 minutes. Plays can advance from Round 1, Semi-Finals, Finals and the Awards Show & Performance. The judges for the Finals will consist of (2) Artistic Directors, (1) Agent and (1) Casting Director. The 4 Best Plays will perform at the Awards Ceremony on February 23rd and have the option to do an Encore Performance at one of our Partner Theatre Companies. The participating fee for plays accepted into the festival is $300 for plays submitted by October 30, 2013 and $350 for plays received after October 30, 2013, which includes: an on-camera interview for your play, inclusion in our mailing brochures and the Riant Theatre Review Magazine, (1) ticket to our Launch Party and Screening of the Video Diaries Project: A Series of Short Films about the artists in the Strawberry One-Act Festival;
(1) comp ticket whenever your play is performed, (1) ticket to the Awards Ceremony. The winner of the Best Play receives $1,500. Awards are given to Best Play, Best Director ($150), Best Actor ($150), Best Actress ($150) and Best Short Film - The Video Diaries Project ($250). Some plays will be selected for publication in the anthology The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival. All Submissions must be done by emailed. Deadline October 30, 2013. Deadline for late submissions is November 15, 2013.  Download an application at (There is no sharing of the box office for the One-Act Festival.). To buy Volume 7 of the anthology: THE BEST PLAYS FROM THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL go to or