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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Submissions for Full-Length Plays, Musicals, Short Plays & Staged Readings for the Strawberry Theatre Festival

The Riant Theatre’s Strawberry Theatre Festival will be at the 160 seat Theatre at St. Clements on 46th Street from August 3rd – August 26th, and is now accepting submissions for Full Length Plays (between 60 – 90 minutes) and Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes), Short Plays (40 minutes – 60 minutes) and Staged Readings. Plays selected for the festival can perform between 3 – 5 performances and elect to share a percentage of the box office by paying a theatre usage fee between $1 - $9 per ticket to receive 10% - 100% share of the box office. To download an application go to or email us at The deadline to submit an application is May 15, 2012.

The participation fee for the Strawberry Theatre Festival is $500
(That includes Non-musicals (60 - 90 minutes) and Musicals (Running time not to exceed 120 minutes).

The participation fee for Short Plays is $350 (40 - 60 minutes).

The participation fee for a Staged Reading is $250 (Admission is FREE to the General Public and is scheduled in the theatre week days Monday - Friday in the afternoon.)

To download an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival click here.

Also seeking submissions for the Strawberry One-Act Festival Competition (July 31st – August 18th) for plays with a running time from 15 minutes – 30 minutes. Plays can advance from Round 1, Semi-Finals, Finals and the Awards Show & Performance. The panel judges for the Finals will consist of: (2) Artistic Directors, (1) Agent and (1) Casting Director. The 4 Best Plays will perform at the Awards Ceremony on August 18th and have the option to do an Encore Performance at one of our Partner Theatre Companies. The participating fee is $350, which includes: an on-camera interview for your play, inclusion in our mailing brochures and the Riant Theatre Review Magazine, (1) ticket to our Launch Party, (2) comp tickets whenever your play is performed, (1) ticket to the Finals, and (1) ticket to the Awards Ceremony. The winner of the Best Play receives $1,500. Awards are given to Best Play, Best Director ($150), Best Actor ($150), Best Actress ($150) and Best Short Film – The Video Diaries Project, a documentary about the artist in the SOAF ($250). Some plays will be selected for publication in the anthology The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival. Submissions can be emailed for the One-Act Festival, Staged Readings and Short Plays. Deadline May 15, 2012. Download an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival click here. (There is no sharing of the box office for the One-Act Festival.). For other info go to ,, and