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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Scripts from Scratch at The Studio Theatre

Here’s your chance to share that play you’ve been working on. The Studio Theatre at Tierra del Sol is inviting Florida playwrights to submit new plays to “Scripts from Scratch: four plays/two days.” Submission are being accepted now thorugh Nov. 1. The play workshop will be May 6-11, 2019.


Any Submissions not meeting all criteria listed below will be disqualified.

  • Play must not have been produced professionally.
  • Submission must be received on or before November 1, 2018.
  • Playwright must be a resident of Florida, USA.
  • Submission must be a minimum of 60 pages long and have a minimum run time of 80 minutes.
  • Submission must be in a .pdf format.
  • Plays are given blind reads, so there should be no playwright identifiers (name, contact, etc.) anywhere on the script. Any scripts submitted with playwright’s name will be immediately disqualified.
  • Playwright’s name and/or contact information should only be in the email when submitting to
  • Only one play per playwright per submission period.
  • No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.
  • Only digital submissions will be accepted.

Four finalists will be selected from the submissions to join The Studio creative staff for a week next May workshop and develop their play with local talent and an assigned director. On Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, there will be four staged readings of each script. If you are a selected playwright, you must attend the worshop and readings in the Villages. Only the selected playwrights will receive notification. A $100 award will go to each of the four finalists.

Audience members will be a part of the creative process through a guided talk back. After the staged readings, audiences will be able to give feedback to the playwright on how best to develop and strengthen their new play.

If you have additional questions, please check online  or email