Playwrights Playreadings 2020


We are currently accepting one act plays (10-30 mins) for our Playwrights Playreadings event slated for the weekend of May 1st-May 2nd. This is a great opportunity for playwrights of all ages to have their works read aloud in front of an audience. After the performances, we have a talk-back session to go in depth with each of the scripts for the benefit of the playwrights. This allows for audience input as well as the actors’ interpretations of the work. Even if you are not able to join us in person, we are willing and able to FaceTime or Skype you into the session.

The deadline for submissions is February 23rd, 2020. All submissions will be given a blind review by a play selection committee to choose the works that we will present this season. All playwrights will be notified of the selections on March 16th, and are invited to come to the readings in May. The guidelines for all submissions are as follows:

  1. Limit – no more than two submissions per playwright

  2. Submissions must be typed, one side of the page only, easy to read, with at least one inch margins and free of any stray markings.

  3. Submissions must have two title pages: One with the title of the play only and one with the title of the play, playwright’s name, address, phone number, email address and an approximate running time for the play.   

  4. Include a brief synopsis of the plot, setting and a list of the characters before the first page of dialogue.

  5. All pages must be numbered, starting with the first page of dialogue as page one.

  6. If you are submitting your script in hard copy, please include four copies.

  7. If mailed, submissions should be unbound and in a folder.

  8. If you wish your submission returned, please include a SASE with sufficient postage.

Plays can be submitted online at or by mail to, Geneva Theatre Guild, PO Box 424, Geneva, NY 14456

We look forward to receiving your scripts and hope that you will be able to join us!