Bring your fears to Life 

Please submit your $10 entry fee here. 

$10 per entry.

Limit 3 entries per playwright.

We are seeking submissions for our first annual Your Worst Nightmare Short Play Festival to be produced at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco November 6th and 7th.

Please read before downloading the submission form.

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

  • Deadline is Saturday, August 15th, midnight PST.

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

  • 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 60-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.

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