ABOUT SUMMER SHORTS

 

New plays since 2007

Summer Shorts is an annual event where audiences can get reacquainted with some of their favorite American playwrights, and discover new talent. The festival features roughly six premiere short plays, 20 - 30 minutes in length, presented as two separate series at 59E59 THEATERS in Manhattan.

Our guiding principles are simple:

  • Provide established artists with an artistic summer home.

  • Give emerging artists the opportunity to learn and grow.

  • Offer audiences a top quality theatrical experience at an affordable price.


play Submissions

Want to submit a play for consideration in our 2019 festival? Please read our submission guidelines carefully. Plays that do not adhere to these rules will not be considered.

GUIDELINES:

  • Plays cannot have been previously produced in New York or published (previous workshops and/or staged readings are acceptable).

  • Plays should be between 20 and 30 minutes in length (we are not interested in 10-minute plays).

  • Plays should not require more than four actors.

  • Plays must include a cover page with the playwright’s contact info (email, phone and address).

  • Playwrights are expected to attend rehearsals. For that reason we limit submission to writers living in the tri-state area.

  • Deadline for submission is February 28th, 2019.

Plays may be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format to: SUBMISSIONS@THROUGHLINEARTISTS.ORG


PREVIOUS festival playwrights

RICHARD ALFREDO

JOHN AUGUSTINE

CHRISTOPHER STETSON BOAL

CHRIS BOHJALIAN

BILL CONNINGTON

CUSI CRAM

SAM DAVIS

CHRIS CRAGIN-DAY

ALEXANDER DINELARIS

MICHAEL DOMITROVICH

CHRISTOPHER DURANG

MARIAN FONTANA

NANCY GILES

IDRIS GOODWIN

SEAN HARTLEY

ROGER HEDDEN

LUCAS HNATH

TINA HOWE

WILLIAM INGE

ALBERT INNAURATO

SKIP KENNON

WENDY KESSELMAN

NEIL KOENIGSBERG

LINDSEY KRAFT

ERIC LANE

NEIL LABUTE

ANDREW LEEDS

WARREN LEIGHT

MATTHEW LOPEZ

LESLIE LYLES

EDUARDO MACHADO

DEB MARGOLIN

TIMOTHY MASON

JAMES MCLURE

TERRENCE MCNALLY

GRAHAM MOORE

TOM O’BRIEN

ROBERT O'HARA

A. REY PAMATMAT

STELLA FAWN RAGSDALE

VICKIE RAMIREZ

CAROLE REAL

KEITH REDDIN

DANIEL REITZ

JOSÉ RIVERA

ABBY ROSEBROCK

MELISSA ROSS

PAUL RUDNICK

WILL SCHEFFER

RANDEE SMITH

RUBY RAE SPIEGEL

LUCY THURBER

PAUL WEITZ

CLAIRE ZAJDEL

ALAN ZWEIBEL