2nd Annual New Play Festival

Riot Act, Inc. Announces Winners of 2nd Annual New Play Festival

March 25, 2015

Riot Act, Inc. is thrilled to announce the winners of its 2nd Annual New Play Festival. Nine original works were submitted for the contest and judges ultimately selected three short plays by local playwrights to be produced as part of Riot Act’s Annual Series of Shorts June 10-13, 2015.

Winning plays are: Three Step Rug, by Andrew Munz; Love Plays the Piano ~ The Alisa Turner Story by Jayme Feary; and Tröllaskagi by Andrew Munz.

All three plays are excellent examples of our talented talented writing pool and Riot Act is excited for the opportunity to bring these new creations to life on the stage.

This year’s winners were selected by judges Deanna Darr, Heather Goetz, Curt Haws, Stephen Lottridge, and David Swift, all of whom have ties to the local theater community.

We hope to see you at the show as we bring these new scripts to life on stage in June.


Riot Act, Inc. hosts its second annual New Play Festival. Up to four talented finalists will have their plays produced for our 11th Annual Series of Shorts in June 2015.

Winners will be notified no later than March 30, 2015. Judges for this competition include theatre and writing professionals. Auditions will be held in early April after directors are selected for each of the final four plays. Rehearsals will run April through May with performances June 2015.  This is a wonderful opportunity for playwrights to gain valuable feed-back and see their work produced.

Playwrights can take advantage of the expertise and experience generously offered by Off Square Theatre’s Playwriting Lab 47—a local playwriting class/club. Writers can not only learn more about the craft, but also use the group as a sounding board as they create their plays. Participants present and read scripts in development, with the opportunity to give and receive feedback. No experience necessary. Participants are expected to commit for a minimum of 5 meetings and follow established discussion protocol. Contact Caryn Flanagan for more information: carynflanagan@me.com

Basic Guidelines:

Plays should run 20-30 minutes in total (20-30 pages).

Plays can require no more than six total actors.

Set and prop concepts should be simple and must be easily broken down and moved.

Playwrights must be residents of our community

Plays must have never been previously published or performed

Please visit our website for registration materials, format guidelines and more specific directions.

Deadlines and Submission Fees 

Entries cost $30 each and must be submitted by March 1, 2015.

For any questions please contact riotactplaycomp@earthlink.net or 307-203-9067.

Registration Form – Riot Act New Play Fest Registration Form

GuidelinesNew Play Festival Guidelines

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