Call for Plays – 2019 Night of Shorts

Brelby Theatre Company
Call for Plays – 2019 Night of Shorts


Length: 10 to 15 minute running time
Fee: No Fee
Deadline: Sep 1st
Notification:  Sep 15
Show Dates: January 4-5, 11-12 at 7:30PM & January 6 at 2:00PM


Submission Guidelines and Important Details

Brelby Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for our 2019 Night of Shorts. Plays must have a running time of no less than 10 minutes and no more than 15 minutes. Plays that read less than or longer than the time requirements will not be considered. Plays must be original and un-produced. Cast size is limited to 5 actors or less (actors may play more than one role). There is no theme…submit your best work!

Accepted plays will be published in a collection of shorts by the theatre and sold beginning on the show dates. Those playwrights who are accepted into the Night of Shorts will receive more specific information outlining publication information and subsequent performance rights of the material. If a playwright declines publication, they will not be considered for our Night of Shorts.

Submissions are limited to 1 play per playwright, and the playwright must be an Arizona based writer. Please submit plays as a pdf to In the subject of the email, please write “2019 Night of Shorts – [insert your play’s title].” In the body of the email, include the title of your play, your name, address, and contact information, as well as a brief synopsis of your play (no more than 2 sentences).


Selected playwrights agree that The Write Stuff (Brelby’s licensing & publishing branch) will retain performance rights of the piece, as well as negotiate future productions of the play. Playwrights will receive 50% royalties received from subsequent productions of the work.