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Paw Paw Village Players
One-Acts Festival

Every year for the last twenty years, the Paw Paw Village Players has held our one act play festival. This has always been a playwright contest, complete with cash prizes. It has also been a golden opportunity for first time actors, techies and playwrights to “get their feet wet” in the theater. Or even for seasoned actors who just don’t have the kind of time needed to participate in full length plays due to that whole “life” thing.

For Writers:

We accept short, one-act plays of 15 minutes or less. We have a $10.00 entry fee per script submitted. We apologize for this cost but it helps defray the cost of the prizes. Simple sets and simple props is the rule of thumb.  Language and subject matter are up to you, but we try to keep this a family show, so please keep that in mind when selecting what you will send.

Please include a brief synopsis and short playwright bio on page one of the file. Please do not mail hard copies of plays to the Paw Paw Village Playhouse.  Scripts received via “snail mail” or after the deadline will be recycled. Note also that currently the submission page includes upload slots for 3 files. This is because I have not had a chance to remove the other two yet. ONLY the file uploaded in slot one will be considered and the other two will be deleted.

For Actors:

If you are a veteran actor and would love to get back up on the stage, but just don’t have a lot of time to invest, this is a great show. You can accept a role in one short play, or as many as you like (at the directors’ discretion).  If you have never been on the stage, this is an awesome way to get your feet wet.  It’s also a good way to just keep honing your acting skills. Check to see when auditions are being held!

Stage hands & Techies:

Volunteer help is ALWAYS welcome.  Extra hands on stage between acts or in our tech booth are fun ways to be involved in the theater. If you are interested in one of these rewarding positions, please come to the auditions. It also wouldn’t hurt to fill out our volunteer form.

As you can see, the Paw Paw Village Players One-Acts Festival has a lot of great opportunities.  Don’t miss out!  Let us know what your theater interest is and we will find something for you!