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.
Want to submit a play for consideration in our 2018 festival? All plays submitted must be New York premieres. Please provided any previous production history with your submission. Plays are typically 20 - 30 minutes in length.
Our submission deadline is March 31st, 2018. Plays may be submitted electronically in PDF format to SUBMISSIONS@THROUGHLINEARTISTS.ORG
PREVIOUS festival playwrights
CHRISTOPHER STETSON BOAL
A. REY PAMATMAT
STELLA FAWN RAGSDALE
RUBY RAE SPIEGEL