Break A Leg has opened submissions for our:

One Act Slam Reading Series / Short Play Competition.

Characters should be human or be able to be played by a human (no real animals). No child characters that cannot be portrayed by an adult. No Musicals.

Characters ages 40+ encouraged.

One acts 5-10 pages (8-10 minutes) accepted from May 3rd to May 31st, 2022.

ONE ACT SLAM DETAILS:

  • Please see our Standard Submission Policy below – The following details are specifically for the One Act Slam
  • Scripts 5-10 Pages submitted for the recent Delicious Comedy Call for Submissions are automatically being considered for the One Act Slam. PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT THEM.
  • Plays must still be in the development / reading stage, with no prior fully staged / off book performances. Plays will be performed on book.
  • Due to the high volume of scripts received, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ONE ACTS 5- 10 PAGES ONLY – PLAYS FOR OTHER CATEGORIES that don’t fit the one act criteria (Art of Science, Historically Speaking, Etc.) / FULL LENGTH PLAYS WILL NOT BE READ
  • Submissions accepted electronically at breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.
  • Include your full name and phone number.
  • Attach plays in PDF form
  • Due to the number of scripts we receive and the limited size of our staff, we are not able to respond personally to every play or to offer feedback.
  • Resubmissions of plays previously sent for consideration should be for updated drafts only, and please include the date of your original submission.
  • A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner of the One Act Slam by audience vote as part of a live reading taking place in Midtown NYC in September.
  • At this time, we do not compensate out of town playwrights for travel / accommodations to see the live reading, but we do take a lot of pictures and post on social media.

Standard Submission Policy

 (Please check back for submission dates for these series)

We are looking for plays (no musicals/no one person shows/no child roles under age 15) that have not yet been produced or published. We ideally would like to work with the playwright on developing their play or subsequent future plays going forward giving them an opportunity to see their work on stage in order to develop as an artist.

Please follow the play submission checklist below:

  1. Submit your play to the appropriate reading series ONLY during the submissions dates WHEN THEY ARE LISTED.
  2.  In one email please include the play, a synopsis, a character breakdown, playwright’s bio, playwright’s writing resume, reviews, awards, and social media information if applicable as PDF attachments.
  3.  In the Subject of the email please put the title of the play and the reading series to which you are submitting.

Due to the number of scripts we receive and the limited size of our staff we are not able to respond personally to every play or to offer feedback. Typically it can take up to 6-9 months for a response if we feel your play may be right for our upcoming season. If you do not hear from us after 9 months you may only resubmit your play if any changes have been made or submit another play for the appropriate series in the following season.

Our Reading Series:

The One Act Slam – One Act Plays not to exceed 15 minutes in length. Any subject matter or genre.


The Art of Science – Science based fiction. Think Copenhagen, Proof, Silent Sky, Pierre & Marie, Farm Hall, Tesla’s Letters 


Historically Speaking – Historical fiction; Dramas or comedies focused on real life historical figures and/or events. May include fictional characters. Think Oslo, All The Way, Ink, Sweat. 


Delicious Comedy – All styles of Comedy. 


Unexplored Territory – Drama or Dark Comedy that does not specifically fit into any of our other categories. If you aren’t sure where your play may fit submit it here.


In The Works (New Play Development Program) Playwrights will be selected to work on a new project with BAL Company members. By Invitation Only


Our Video Series:

Love Festival: Two characters, 5 pages max, romantic comedy

Hope Springs Eternal: Two characters, 5 pages max, hopeful/inspirational/uplifting theme


Our Mission: Getting New Plays On Their Feet

At Break A Leg Productions, we are committed to helping playwrights ‘get a leg up’, so to speak, by literally putting new plays on their feet, often for the very first time in full productions as well as part of a variety of reading series. We believe early career playwrights need the opportunity to see their plays staged to grow as artists.

 

 

  1. Submit your play to the appropriate reading series ONLY during the submissions dates WHEN THEY ARE LISTED.
  2.  In one email please include the play, a synopsis, a character breakdown, playwright’s bio, playwright’s writing resume, reviews, awards, and social media information if applicable as PDF attachments.
  3.  In the Subject of the email please put the title of the play and the reading series to which you are submitting.

Due to the number of scripts we receive and the limited size of our staff we are not able to respond personally to every play or to offer feedback. Typically it can take up to 6-9 months for a response if we feel your play may be right for our upcoming season. If you do not hear from us after 9 months you may only resubmit your play if any changes have been made or submit another play for the appropriate series in the following season.

Our Reading Series:

The One Act Slam – One Act Plays not to exceed 15 minutes in length. Any subject matter or genre.


The Art of Science – Science based fiction. Think Copenhagen, Proof, Silent Sky, Pierre & Marie, Farm Hall, Tesla’s Letters 


Historically Speaking – Historical fiction; Dramas or comedies focused on real life historical figures and/or events. May include fictional characters. Think Oslo, All The Way, Ink, Sweat. 


Delicious Comedy – All styles of Comedy. 


Unexplored Territory – Drama or Dark Comedy that does not specifically fit into any of our other categories. If you aren’t sure where your play may fit submit it here.


In The Works (New Play Development Program) Playwrights will be selected to work on a new project with BAL Company members. By Invitation Only


Our Video Series:

Love Festival: Two characters, 5 pages max, romantic comedy

Hope Springs Eternal: Two characters, 5 pages max, hopeful/inspirational/uplifting theme


Our Mission: Getting New Plays On Their Feet

At Break A Leg Productions, we are committed to helping playwrights ‘get a leg up’, so to speak, by literally putting new plays on their feet, often for the very first time in full productions as well as part of a variety of reading series. We believe early career playwrights need the opportunity to see their plays staged to grow as artists.