HEAR HER CALL - Caribbean-American Women's Play Festival



The festival will feature productions of the selected plays on March 29th, 2019    

in Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College 9420 Guy Brewer Boulevard

Jamaica, New York

Submission period: November 15, 2018 – December 30th, 2018

  1. Eligibility:    Plays must be written by American women of Caribbean heritage ages 18 and older. Writing teams are acceptable as long as one playwright is an American woman of Caribbean descent.
  2. Script Requirements:
    1. Length:  No less than 8, no more than 11 minutes long (13 pages max)
    2. Cast:   1-3 characters (More characters are allowed if actors may double)
    3. Genre: Comedy, drama, mystery, sci fi or monologue, No musicals or plays for children.
    4. Tech limitations: must be suitable for black box, no sets, one prop max
    5. Format:  PDF using standard formatting for a stage play. Pages must be numbered.
    6. We are seeking innovative  10-minute plays or monologues that are aligned with Conch Shell Productions' arts for social change initiative and that inspire audiences to design a new destiny and/or to consider new ways of thinking when presented with challenges.  
  3. Submission fee: $10 paid via Paypal. More than one entry may be submitted as a separate entry (along with the required fee), but no playwright will have more than one entry selected  for production.
  4. Deadline:  Completed Entry Form,  uploaded script and submission fee must be received by December 30th,  2018, at 11:59pm EST.
  5. Submission: Plays may only be submitted electronically via the online Entry Form that will be available after  payment is made.
  6. Selection: The play selection process begins with an evaluation by a team of readers who will independently score each play according to their assessment of plot, character, dialogue, language, theatricality and the play’s alignment with Conch Shell Productions mission.


PERFORMANCE - MARCH 29th, 2019: Plays will be staged as full productions and will be judged by theater professionals. Playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival - awards will be presented after the final performance.


HEAR HER CALL Women's Play Fest


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Payment for one 10-minute play submission.  

(Merchant name - Ninon Sixela Management, LLC)