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Playwrights Play Readings 2021 LIVE Online!

Submission Deadline: Feb 14th 2021

About the LIVE Online Event

Over the past year we have seen an unprecedented number of theater companies make the brave and resilient move to online theatrical productions. Since the time of our last Playwrights Play Readings the Geneva Theatre Guild has presented 5 Online Full Scale productions. From a Musical Cabaret to a Green Screen Production of Almost Maine and A Christmas Carol, we have persevered through the year to bring another annual production of Playwrights Play Readings LIVE Online to the community!

Playwright Submissions

The Geneva Theatre Guild is now accepting submissions of original one-act play scripts with a running time of 30 minutes or less for the annual Playwrights Play Readings event.  Last year over 3,000 patrons watched the plays presented over zoom via Facebook LIVE. This year the Play Readings will again be held live online for a series of Thursday evenings beginning April 22nd.

                  All selected playwrights will be invited to participate in a talk-back session after each performance with the cast and director of each play, giving writers of all ages the chance to not only experience the actors' interpretations of their work but to receive audience feedback in real time. 

The deadline for submissions is February 14th.  All submissions will be given a blind review by a play selection committee who will choose the works to be presented this season.  All playwrights will be notified of the selections by March 17th. This year there is a separate category for college age submissions.  One play will be selected from this category.

The guidelines for all submissions are as follows:

  1. Plays should be submitted electronically in PDF format to Geneva Theatre Guild  If you are unable to submit electronically, mail four copies of your script, unbound in a folder.  If you want your scripts returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage.  Plays can be mailed to the Geneva Theatre Guild, P.O. Box 424, Geneva, NY 14456  

  2. Limit - one play, which cannot have been published and has not previously been submitted to the Geneva Theatre Guild’s Playwrights Play Readings.

  3. The number of submissions accepted will be cut off after the first 150 have been received.  

  4. Title page should include the title of the play playwrights name, address, phone number, email address and approximate running time of the play.

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

  6. All pages must be numbered starting with the first page of dialogue on page one.

Auditions for Playwrights Play Readings will be held via Zoom on March 31st.  Further information about auditions will be released in March.  Please contact us at with any questions.

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Donations can also be made by Check made out the Geneva Theatre Guild and sent to our P.O. Box in the following format:

Geneva Theatre Guild

P.O. Box 424 Geneva NY 14456

Benefit and Donations:

The theater community in Geneva and around the Finger Lakes has lost a star this past Christmas, in the passing of Larry Ann Evans after her courageous battle with cancer. In remembrance of her, the Guild will be donating any money raised from the event to her family to help aid in the outstanding medical expenses from her treatments. Please consider making a donation before or during the performances to aid in this effort.

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