Drury University is proud to announce its nineteenth biennial ONE-ACT PLAY COMPETITION.
FIRST PRIZE: $300 TWO HONORABLE MENTIONS: $150 each
Winning plays will be considered for production by Drury University.
Competition is open to all playwrights. Scripts are to be original, unpublished, and unproduced. Staged readings or workshop productions will not disqualify a script. Musicals, monologues, adaptations, film and TV scripts are ineligible.
Preference will be given to small cast, one-set shows with running times of no less than twenty and no more than forty-five minutes.
No more than one script from any playwright. Scripts entered in this contest in previous years are ineligible for re-submission.
All scripts are to be typewritten and firmly bound (staple, clips, etc). Because of the nature of distributing scripts to readers, we do NOT accept electronic submissions.
Scripts cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. For confirmation of receipt, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. For results of your script, please include self-addressed stamped envelope. If possible, please include an e-mail address.
No written or verbal critiques will be tendered.
The decisions of the judges are final. Drury University reserves the right to produce any of the three winning plays royalty-free during our 2023-2024, 2042-2025 or 2025-2026 seasons, to withhold production, and to modify cash awards as deemed necessary by the judges.
Drury University does not assume any responsibility for the loss, damage, or return of scripts. All reasonable care will be taken.
Deadline for entries is a postmark of December 1, 2022. PLAYS SHOULD NOT BE SUBMITTED BEFORE MAY 1, 2022.
Address scripts to Drury University One-Act Play Competition
c/o Dr. Mick Sokol, Professor of Theatre
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Winners will be notified by mail (or e-mail) no later than April 1, 2023.