The Secret Theatre is holding The LIC One Act Festival and would love to see your submission. Do not be afraid to resubmit a play that did not make a previous festival. This was likely only due to space and the demand.
The LIC One Act Festival 2018 is now accepting submissions for the 2018 festival. Deadline for submissions is May 28th and acceptances will be awarded from now until May 28th, i.e.: We will be reading plays as they come in and notifying before the deadline passes. Early submission advised. We are ideally looking for plays that are 10 - 20 minutes in length.
The LIC One Act Festival 2018 is a self-producing competition style one-act play festival. The plays are divided into up to four different programs. Each program will run 5-6 times with four of those performances being evening performances. The Audience will vote for best plays. Those scores will be averaged to insure that everyone has a fair chance regardless of audience size.
The top six to 10 nominated plays will compete on February 3rd at 7:30pm for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Play. Best Actor wins $50, Actress $50, Director $50 and Best Play $100. We also intend to invite the finalists to have their play published in a short play anthology. This would be a non-exclusive deal, which doesn't prevent the author from pursuing a deal with Samuel French for example and is not mandatory.
All types of short play are considered, but please remember to keep the staging simple with minimal set and props. We will be using the theatre's standard lighting plot and will provide you with a light and soundboard operator. In addition we will offer free 2-hour rehearsal space to each show from July 2nd - 8th, which is subject to availability and on a first come first served.
The LIC One Act Festival 2018 plans to run a rotating schedule of performances beginning Thursday, July 12th through Saturday July 28th. Each play is responsible for providing their Director and Actors for their production.
Break a leg! Equity Showcases permitted but acts will obtain their own code; The Secret Theatre will provide Equity compliant Insurance to the productions.