OPEN CALL FOR SHORT COMIC PLAYS!

DO YOU SECRETLY KNOW THAT YOU’RE THE FUNNIEST WRITER IN THE ROOM?

IT’S OKAY, BE HONEST

DO YOU THRIVE ON LAUGHTER, BOTH INTENTIONAL AND UNINTENTIONAL?

MOSTLY INTENTIONAL? ME TOO

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PUT YOUR FUNNY LITTLE PLAY THROUGH A GAUNTLET AND EMERGE ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH A FULL PRODUCTION?!

WAS THAT A NOD? YOU JUST NODDED!

THEN AWESOME THEATRE WANTS YOUR FUNNY LITTLE PLAY!

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We have done so many playwriting competitions and sketch shows, we decided to mash the two together.

Introducing, (IN SEARCH OF) THE FUNNIEST PLAY EVER!

We at Awesome Theatre want to put your funny short play up against 19 other funny short plays over four performances at Pianofight!

The plays will be presented within the loud, belligerent world of public access game shows in the good-old days of drunken hosts, unruly judges, meddling production crew and collapsing sets.

Did those days ever really exist?

Oh, they can.

And they will.

That’s right, we’re going to make a parody series of a playwriting competition while hypocritically conducting an actual playwriting competition!

The winner will receive a full-length world premiere production by Awesome Theatre in lovely San Francisco!

THE PERFORMANCE DATES FOR THE PRELIMS:
May 10, July 12, Sept 13, Nov. 8
@ Pianofight, 144 Taylor St, San Francisco

5 SLOTS ARE OPEN FOR EACH PERFORMANCE
20 SLOTS
LOTTA FUNNY

Each piece will be scored by THREE LIVE “CELEBRITY” JUDGES during the performance according to the eternal Funniest Play Ever Criteria, which is comprised of:

  • Comedy
  • Clarity
  • Producability
  • Accessibility
  • Relevance
  • Strength of Voice
  • Originality

Winners of each performance will expand their show for the Semi-Finals!

The two winners of the Semi-Finals will expand yet again for the Finals, where two hilarious one-acts will square-off for comic glory.

  • SUBMITTED SCRIPTS MUST BE 5 PAGES MAX
  • SUBMITTED SCRIPTS MUST CONTAIN NO MORE THAN 3 CHARACTERS
  • MAKE IT FUNNY, DAMMIT

SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE WHEN WE HAVE BOOKED ALL 20 PLAYS, BUT DON’T HESITATE! SLOTS WILL FILL QUICKLY!

We are only accepting submissions by Bay Area Residents, it’s just easier that way.

SEND PDF FILES with “FUNNIEST PLAY EVER” and YOUR FULL NAME  in the subject line to cojojohnson@gmail.com

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