Summer Shorts

The winner of both audience favorite and best script for Summer Shorts 2022 is Paul Bowman of New Albany, IN, for his play “Danny”, directed by Brett Mills.


Stay tuned for announcements about Summer Shorts 2023!


Every playwright’s favorite event is back!  SUMMER SHORTS is a collection of ORIGINAL ONE-ACT PLAYS in their world premiere.  Performance dates will be announced soon.  But first…WE NEED PLAYS!

Here are the guidelines: Plays must never have been produced or performed.  Plays must not exceed 25 pages.  Plays must not feature more than five characters.

We will begin accepting submissions in early 2023. Manuscripts should be emailed in PDF format to the following address:

[email protected]

The ENTRY FEE is $20.00.  There is a two-play limit per playwright.

Pay the entry fee

Note to Playwrights:

When emailing your manuscript, do not include your name on the title page.  Attach a separate document containing your name and contact info.  This is so your script can be read by everyone on the selection committee without them knowing “who wrote what”.  Anonymity will ensure unbiased judging by our readers!

WHEW!  This is a lot of information.  But it’s necessary to start the engine on this vehicle on get the wheels turning.  If you have any questions (and who doesn’t?) call (270) 683-5333.  We are in the office Mon-Fri, from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM.