No experience necessary

Carrollwood Players accepts submissions of new, never-before-produced One Act Plays for consideration to be featured on our stage during our 2017 One-Act Play Festival on May 19-21, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Scripts must be, original material, unpublished and not previously produced on stage (including staged readings) in Florida.
  • Plays must be a maximum of 15 minutes long, there is no minimum length.
  • Plays will be performed against black curtain. Play settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. The playwright’s information should not appear anywhere else in the script.
  • Entries are judged anonymously; the One Act Committee will only consider manuscript quality.
  • Scripts will not be returned.
  • Scripts submitted without the entry fee will not be considered.
  • If submitting online, PDF is preferred.

Questions should be submitted to

Submission Deadline: Scripts must be received by 5:00pm January 27, 2017. The One Act Committee reserves the right to end submissions early depending on volume.

Announcement: Selections will be announced in February of 2017.

Other: Auditions will occur in early Feb/March 2017. One Act Festival is May 19-21, 2017.

Entry Fee: $5.00 includes up to three submissions and may be mailed in by check or submitted via PayPal at the link below.  (If submitting via PayPal, please remit $5 payment prior to completing registration form.)

NOTE: For more submission opportunities, visit for a list of tons of contests and other play submission opportunities with deadlines coming up this month.