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One-Act Play Festival

Who: Frostburg State University's Center for Creative Writing

What: The eighth annual One-Act Play Festival

Where: The Palace Theater at 31 E. Main Street in Frostburg, Maryland

When: Late September, 2017

Why: The One-Act Play Festival features staged productions

of the international One-Act Playwriting Competition; and  

 a talkback with writers, actors, and directors; and a reception.

Tickets are priced at $10 for adults/$5 for students and will be available at the Center for Literary Arts, Main Street Books and The Allegany Arts Council, as well as the Palace Theatre on the nights of the performances.

Submissions for the One-Act Play Competition will be accepted
between January 1st, 2017 - April 7th, 2017.

 Writers must submit their one-act plays
(with a running time of 40 minutes or less) to the Center by April 7th.
Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality.

Further information on the contest is available here.

Please send manuscripts and enclose your $20 reading fee
(checks made payable to Frostburg State University)

Frostburg Center for Literary Arts
Frostburg State University,
101 Braddock Road,
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303.


The first prize winner will receive $750 and a production of his or her play at the
Frostburg One-Act Playwriting Festival.
Second and third prize winners will receive $250 and $100,
respectively, as well as staged readings of their works.