Eden Prairie Players

Live Theater in Eden Prairie

Accepting Submissions for One Act Plays by Women

Submissions are now open for the first annual Women's One Acts! festival with Eden Prairie Players. We are seeking unpublished works between 10-20 minutes that provide meaningful roles for women, written by female-identified Minnesota playwrights. A per-performance license fee is offered. There is opportunity to direct your own play if chosen, but we cannot offer housing for playwrights.

Eden Prairie Players is accepting submissions of unpublished one act plays for its Women’s One Act festival to be produced in Spring of 2018.

Please read the submission guidelines, then go to the One Acts Submission Form. 

Submission Guidelines

  1. We are allowing up to three submissions per playwright.
  2. Playwrights must be Minnesota residents. 
  3. Playwrights must identify as female.
  4. We are seeking unpublished one-act plays: dramas, comedies, etc. (previously-produced or stage readings OK)
  5. Plays must include meaningful roles for women
  6. Length 10-20 minutes.
  7. The play must be submitted as a PDF file through our submission form. 
  8. Submit through the online submission form (submit separate form for each play):
    1. Playwright contact information - name, email, address, phone.
    2. Name of play.
    3. Approximate duration.
    4. List of characters / descriptions: age, gender, race if specified, etc. (please list allowable deviations) 
    5. Short synopsis of the play, including a description of recommended set pieces and props
    6. Has it been performed before? Where?
    7. Would you like to be considered to direct your play?
  9. After the form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. 
  10. Plays will be reviewed on a first come-first served basis. We limit consideration to an arbitrary number of plays, so submissions will be closed after we reach that limit.

Compensation 

  • Selected plays will be paid a royalty of $25 per performance (we expect to have 4  performances).
  • No compensation for selection process: By submitting your play(s) for consideration, you give Eden Prairie Players permission to make copies as needed for the selection process. You also give permission for your play to be performed without payment at an unrehearsed table readings as part of the selection process.

To begin the submission process, go to the One Acts Submission Form.

 

FAQ

 

Q: Are works by international playwrights accepted?

A: No. At this time we are accepting Minnesota residents only.


Q: Is this replacing the Collection of One Acts you produce in the fall, that are open to all playwrights?

A: No. Submissions for the regular Collection of One Acts will open later this Fall. 

Q: How are plays selected?

A: We provide access to each play for one or more authorized reviewers to read and rate as part of the selection process. Plays are narrowed down to a smaller subset of candidate plays. From this subset, plays are read at a public table reading and selected by our advisory committee.

 

Q: What format should I use for the play?

A:  We only accept play files in PDF format.

 

Q: How can I convert my play to PDF?

A: There are several ways to convert your play to PDF:

  1. Most modern word processors have a Save as PDF or Export to PDF command.
  2. If you use Mac OS X, and your application doesn’t have one of these commands, you can save any file to PDF using the Print command and the PDF button in the Print dialog. This feature is built into the operating system and works with any application that has a Print command.
  3. Google Docs is a free service from Google at docs.google.com. This service has many useful features for writers, including online storage (through the integrated Google Drive service), sharing, and collaborative editing of documents. It also allows you to upload files from Word or other applications to convert them to Google Docs. And Google Docs has a Download as PDF feature. 

Q. What about language in my play?

A: While we bill these productions as intended for mature audiences due to subject matter and language, we strongly consider what our audience's reaction to each piece will be.

Q. What if my play is published after I submit it?

A: If your play is published after submission, please notify us as soon as possible. Publication status will be taken into consideration during the selection process. 

 

Q: How long has WOA! produced unpublished one-acts? 

A: 2018 is the first year of the Women’s One Act festival! EPP has been producing unpublished works as part of our Collection of One Acts since 2010, and it was immediately successful. We hope to carry that enthusiasm forward each year by continuing to introduce our audience to fresh new works written by exciting playwrights. Thank you for your hard work, we are honored that you are considering Women’s One Act festival for your submission!