Village Playwrights Productions

The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Riot and Revolution, staged readings of short plays to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion,  staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Gay Pride on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.   


    • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
    • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
    • Plays must about the Stonewall Rebellion, the Stonewall era (1960s) and/or the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion
    • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand 
    • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
    • Deadline for submissions is May 27, 2019, 5 pm.
    • No fee to submit


    To Submit:

    • send your play as an attachment to
    • your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
    • only put the name of your script on the subject line

    For more information call 614-285-2515. 

    Guidelines for writing a good short play:

      1. Engage your audience quickly by getting to the conflict immediately.
      2. Surprise the audience; don't rely on cliches.
      3. Make the audience laugh or become emotional.
      4. Create vivid characters.  Give them names. Naming your characters "Man" and "Woman" usually means your characters are not fully developed.
      5. Show, don't tell.
      6. Be original.
      7. Limit your play to 3-4 characters.
      8. The situation should be compelling.
      9. Communicate non-verbally.
      10. Make use of the space and props.
      11. Don't be afraid to be shocking.