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One of Manhattan's most established play festivals, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival fosters the work of emerging writers, giving them the exposure of publication and representation. Winning authors include: Greg Edwards, Andy Roninson, Simon Henriques, Audrey Cefaly, Amy Staats, James Gordon King, and Gloria Calderon Kellett.

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One of Manhattan's most established play festivals, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival fosters the work of emerging writers, giving them the exposure of publication and representation.

The festival resulting in this collection was held August 2nd - 9th, 2015 at the Classic Stage Company in New York City.

From the initial pool of over 1400 submissions, the Final 30 plays were chosen to be performed over a period of one week. A panel of judges comprised of celebrity playwrights, theatrical agents and artistic directors nominated one or more of each evening's plays as finalists. The final round was then held on the last day of the festival. Out of these plays, six winners listed below were chosen by Samuel French, Inc. to receive publication and licensing contracts: 

Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime by Greg Edwards and Andy Roninson 
Narrators by Simon Henriques 
The Gulf by Audrey Cefaly 
Throws of Love by Amy Staats 
Seabird is in a Happy Place by James Gordon King 
Blind by Gloria Calderon Kellett

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  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
    $75 / performance of 3 plays
    $100 / performance of 4 or more plays


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Authors

Audrey Cefaly

Cefaly is published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus (two volumes of Best American Short Plays), and Applause Books. She is an outspoken proponent of silence in story-telling and has authored numerous articles on the topic of playwriting for HowlRound and Samuel French’s Breaking Character Magazine. Cefaly’s play TH ...

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Gloria Calderon Kellett

Gloria Calderon Kellett is a successful TV writer who has worked on shows including How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Devious Maids, and iZombie. She began writing plays in college and received many awards for her first play Plane Strangers. She has written such plays as In Her Shoes, and Baggage, which have ...

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Greg Edwards

Greg Edwards wrote the scripts for Application Pending (Off-Broadway, Drama Desk nomination) and Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway), lyrics for Neurosis: A New Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, SALT Award for Best New Musical), and book and lyrics for Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime (Samuel French OOB Festi ...

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Andy Roninson

Andy Roninson is the creator and host of Take A Ten, the all-original, ten-minute musical podcast. Episodes have featured the voice talents of Tony-nominees Laura Osnes, Rob McClure, and Sophie Hayden as well as other Broadway and NYC actors. Episodes have been Finalists for three consecutive years at the Sound Bites f ...

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Simon Henriques

Simon Henriques is a playwright, actor, and comedian. His plays include Love Song for General Tso, A play about Amy Adams, The Tomato and the Onion, and Aldermania. With his friend Skylar Fox, he created the theatre company Foxy Henriques, whose co-written plays include The Retardedly Boring Misadventures of Apathy Boy ...

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James Gordon King

James Gordon King is a Vancouver based playwright and poet. Seabird is in a Happy Place is his first professional theatrical production. Alongside his partner Marie Farsi, he’s the co-founder of Babelle Theatre. His other writing - poetry and non-fiction - has been published by BrokenPencil (Toronto), Discorder (Vancou ...

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Amy Staats

Amy Staats is an actor, writer and 2017-2018 Tow Playwriting Residency through the Atlantic Theater Company. Her plays include: EDDIE AND DAVE (Developed at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and Space On Ryder Farm with Margot Bordelon and Megan Hill); HANDS (Developed at Naked Angel’s First Mondays and Space On Ryder Farm w ...

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