Coal Creek Theater of Louisville’s Seeking One Act Plays for the Front Range Playwrights’ Showcase 

Plays will be accepted starting
March 1, 2023 and ending May 31, 2023.

All scripts submitted will be read, scored and reviewed by the members of the Front Range Playwright’s Showcase Play Selection Committee. Three to five top selections (depending on the performance time of the plays) will be chosen for the Front Range Playwrights’ Showcase on Friday, August 25th, 2023.

These selections will be presented in Reader’s Theater format and will be adjudicated live by a distinguished panel of judges.

In August 2024, Coal Creek Theater of Louisville intends to stage fully realized productions of the selected plays for
An Evening of One Acts.


~ Scripts must be original one-act plays of 15 – 40 minutes in     
    performance. No full-length plays will be considered for the showcase.

~ Scripts may include music and/or dance to be performed as a small 
    part of the storyline. Musicals, operas, operettas, concerts and ballets
    or orchestration will not be considered.

~ Revised or resubmitted versions of scripts submitted to CCTL in     
    previous years will not be considered.

~ Submissions may have been performed as staged readings or 
    educational projects, but scripts that have been published or
    previously performed for a paying audience will not be considered.

~ Scripts submitted may also be considered for production by our other
     play selection committees.
     (No production will be done without playwright’s permission.)

~ Playwright agrees that if their play wins a spot in the "Front Range 
    Playwrights’ Showcase", they will not allow any other organization to
     do a staged production of the play until after the play is produced in 
    "An Evening of One Acts".

~ Playwrights must reside in the State of Colorado.

~ Scripts must include a cover page with title of the play, a short
    summary of the play, and a cast list with brief character descriptions.
    Number of cast members may not exceed 10 due to COVID-19.

~ Playwright must include a resume, a short bio for the program and 
    ALL personal contact information: address, phone and email address. 
    (These are not shared with the selection committee until after the
    plays are selected. Plays are selected by the content only.)

~ Please send scripts in one of the two ways below:
           a. Email: to [email protected] in either Word or PDF
           b. Mail 9 bound copies of the script in standard manuscript format.
               (Copies will not be returned.)
               to: Coal Creek Theater of Louisville, Attn: FRPSPSC
                      P.O. Box 791
                      Louisville, CO 80027

~ Judges and Directors of the scripts are at the discretion of the
    FRPSPSC and the CCTL Board of Directors. Cast is chosen at the
    discretion of the Directors.

~ Deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2023. Finalists will be notified
    by July 1, 2023.  

Questions? Contact Director Kirsten Jorgensen Smith

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