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National One-Act Playwriting Competition


NOTES: All submissions must be original, unpublished and un-produced (not staged for a paying audience as of date of entry) one-act plays. Time permitting, the Little Theatre of Alexandria intends to produce the winner(s) of our contest in the NVTA One-Act Play Festival, which is held in late June or early July each year.  In addition, cash awards of $350 for 1st Place, $250 for 2nd Place and $150 for 3rd Place are presented. Submissions must be received by email between the dates of August 1-October 31st. Scripts may not be submitted to any other theater for inclusion in the NVTA One Act Festival, and shows that receive a paid production during the judging period must be withdrawn, with another play allowed for substitution through November 15th. All submissions must include a $20.00 (per play) entry fee. This payment is non-refundable. Only two plays per author will be considered. Entry fee may be check or credit card. Credit card payments must be made by phone only. Please call the LTA business office at 703-683-5778, ext. 2 (Monday-Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm). Checks may be mailed to the following address and must be made out to “LTA” and have play and author name written in the memo line.

One-Act Play Reading Committee
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: To participate in the Annual One-Act Playwriting competition, submissions should be emailed to in a PDF format.  Subject line should be “Submission for 2018 One Act Competition.”

GENRE: Plays   LENGTH: One-Act  FEE: $20  AGENT ONLY: No


October 31
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