February 7 and 8, 2017

Ok, here we go again trying something new to help give back ticket sales to playwright/producers.

This February, we are offering our first SHORT PLAY PARTY where 50% of the ticket sales goes back to the Playwright/Producer for short plays 21 -45 minutes!!  


Seeking fully produced,

(cast, directed and ready to be performed by February)

original, never-produced before, 21 - 45 minute 1 act plays for: 

Manhattan Rep's February Short Play Party

February 7 & 8, 2017

at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,17-19 West 45th St. NYC

50% of the Ticket Sales goes back to the Playwright/Producer

Each 21 - 45 minute play will be given a 1 hour Tech/Dress rehearsal, and 2 performances in Manhattan Rep's brand new 52 seat theatre on West 45th St.

To submit your 21 - 45 minute play production please email: 

The complete script of the play as a .pdf, a synopsis of the play,

the character breakdown, the set and lighting requirements, 

the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)

your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by January 10, 2017.

Please put “January Short Play Competition” in the subject heading. 

We will contact you within a couple days, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.

We are only accepting 4 plays!  (Yes, 4 plays!)

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before January 10, 2017, if we fill up all available performance slots

Your play will receive 50% of your play's ticket sales!

There is no submission fee.


You will be responsible for a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $325.00 commitment fee.

For more information,

email us at manhattanrep@yahoo.com