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2022 Sixth Annual One-Act Playwriting Jamboree

Submission Deadline:  March 1, 2022

 

Auditions:  Spring 2022 - Exact Dates TBA

Show Dates:  JULY 15,16,17  (Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm and 8pm and Sunday 2pm)

 

Writers must submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 20 minutes or less)

Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality.

Please send manuscripts and enclose your $20 reading fee (per manuscript)
(checks made payable to Rhino Theatre Group, LLC) to:

Rhino Theatre Group, LLC
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442 

Attention:  One Act Jamboree

Alternatively, you may submit your play via our website here. Click "Submit A Play for 2022" (above) to send your manuscript via email. Then, click the "Donate" button above to pay your reading fee (online payment convenience fees apply). Entrants MUST denote the amount they will be making payment towards.  If you are submitting more than one manuscript, please ensure you make payment for all of the manuscripts. (Example: if you submit 2 scripts then enter $40 into the amount being paid, 3 would be $60, etc.) Manuscripts will NOT be considered until the reading fee has been submitted for each manuscript being submitted.

 

Note: This donation amount is not tax exempt and cannot be used toward tax exemptions on income tax returns. It is meant to help with ensuring the availability of this important program for aspiring playwrights for future seasons. 
 

Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the opportunity of a staged production of his or her play at the
Rhino One Act Jamboree, which will be held July 15, 16, 17, 2022 at Rhino Studio 237.

 

The production will have auditioned actors, directors chosen by committee, producers, stage managers, ushers, ticket takers and tech crew.

 

2022 Second Annual One-Act Playwriting Jamboree Terms and Conditions

Writers are encouraged to submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 20 minutes or less) by Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality by a committee of three to five.  Directors will be chosen by the committee.

 

Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the prize of a staged production of his or her play at the
Rhino One Act Jamboree, which will be July 15, 16, 17, 2022 at Rhino Studio 237.

 

Plays will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Plot

  • Character Development

  • Dialogue

  • Overall writing quality

 

 

Submissions deadline: March 1, 2022

Playwrights are limited to three (3) submissions.


How to Submit:


Please read and follow our submission guidelines. Submissions that are incomplete or do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified. To enter your play, you must submit the following:

(1) Three (3) hard copies of your play (or email in advance for electronic submissions/Paypal payment).

 

  • Plays should run 20 minutes or less and be written in the proper playwriting format (when in the proper format, running time is approximately one minute per page):

  • A list of characters with a brief physical description of each should also be included.

  • Plays should contain 12 or fewer actors.

  • One person plays are accepted.

  • No musicals, unless you are providing accompaniment.

  • Plays should have simple staging and technical needs.
     

 (2) A cover letter with the following information:

  • The name of your play

  • Your name full address, full contact information (including your e-mail and phone number)

  • A brief synopsis of your play (for publicity purposes if your play is selected)

  • A brief biography


(3) A check in the amount of $20 (US dollars) for each play submitted, made payable to:
Rhino Theatre Group, LLC.  Please write "One-Act Jamboree" in the check's memo line.

The submission package must be sent to:

Rhino Theatre Group, LLC
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442

Attn:  One-Act Jamboree


Additional Information:
 

  • Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2022

  • Plays will NOT be returned and will be recycled.

  • The entry fee is non-refundable.
     

If your play is chosen, a $50 participation fee will be required prior to auditions for your play.  As the playwright, you are invited to auditions and will have input regarding casting and production presentation.  However, Artistic Director may choose to exercise her authority regarding questionable content and/or presentation of the show with consideration and protection of the reputation of the company in its entirety.

 

Prizes:

At the conclusion of the jamboree, one winner will receive a $250 cash prize based on audience vote.