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We are seeking submissions for our annual Your Worst Nightmare Short Play Festival to be produced at Theater 33 in San Francisco April 1st & 2nd.

Please read before downloading the submission form.

  • Plays should be no longer than 10 minutes running time. 

  • Deadline is Wednesday, December 15th, midnight PST.

  • Playwrights may submit up to three (3) entries. Each entry must have a separate entry fee of $10.

  • Entry fee can be paid below using the "Buy Now" button. NOT the Donate button!

  • Only .pdf format will be accepted.

  • Plays should center around nightmarish situations.

  • All genres are encouraged including comedies, musicals, and dramas. Probably not children's scripts though.

  • Plays should have a maximum of 5 characters. Please be flexible with gender if necessary.

  • Minimal props, sets, and lighting - this will be produced in a 99-seat black box.

  • 6 selected playwrights will receive a $100 stipend.

  • There is a $10 entry fee to cover administration costs.

  • Plays should not have had a previous production or have been published for commercial distribution. Staged readings are okay.

  • Scripts should be in English with the title page containing the title of the play, author's name, and email.

  • Please put page numbers and title of play on each page of the submitted script.

  • Scripts should be properly formatted. If you don't know what that is, use this link.