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Submit a play to därkhorse dramatists!
• At this current time, we don't produce full length scripts / longer than 50 pages. We will still accept submissions for full-length work for future consideration. 

• All play submissions must be e-mailed to: DARKHORSEDRAMATISTS@GMAIL.COM in PDF or word (.doc / .docx), preferably in standard stage play format. Submissions are completely free of charge, no fee. 

• Your play is moderated in an initial screening by the artistic director and committee before determining if it makes it to the table reading. After the table reading, it is reviewed by a team of local actors & directors, using blind ballots, and the highest scores are selected. If selected for production in a play festival, your work will be performed in black box style presentation with minimal stage and set requirements. We are a not-for-profit unit, with the goal to introduce new work to community theatre audiences, and raise awareness for contemporary dramatic theatre; while helping newer playwrights and unpublished work gain exposure. We cannot pay royalties for your work, but do offer other tokens of appreciation.

• If these conditions seem fair, please see individual festival requirements below.
[HALLOWEEN THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Tales from the Script”! It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below. 

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props. 

Due for submission by September 1st. 2 submissions allowed per playwright. 

Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than September 1st to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com 

Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose ‘Halloween theme’. No musicals or murder mysteries please.

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.

[NEW PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “200 MILES OFF BROADWAY”! This festival is limited to original, unpublished work only. (prior readings are acceptable) Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below. 

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props. 

Due for submission by March 21st. 2 submissions allowed per playwright. 

Playwright must provide contact information including their location. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than March 21st to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com 

Plays can be any genre with the exception of full-musicals. (plays containing some music & singing are acceptable)

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.

[LOVE THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below. 

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props. 

Due for submission by December 6th. 2 submissions allowed per playwright. 

Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than December 6th to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com 

Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose 'Valentines Day / Love or relationship' theme.

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.