Call for Middle School & High School plays by BIPOC playwrights

Theatrefolk Inc. is seeking one-act Middle School & High School play submissions by BIPOC playwrights for immediate publication.

Our mission is to represent student voices and to let students know they are not alone. It has been made clear where we have succeeded and where we have failed in this pursuit. We want to do better.

It’s crucial that students know there are playwrights out there speaking directly to them and for them.

Middle School Play Submission Criteria

  • Plays are between 25 and 35 minutes in length.
    The majority of our customers at the Middle School level work on productions during class so the running time should fit within a class period.
  • Plays have a majority of middle-school-aged characters.
    We want to feature middle-school-aged voices.
  • Plays are contemporary.
    We want stories that take place today.
  • Plays have simple staging requirements
    Many of our customers need to do a lot with a little.
  • Can your play be performed online?
    Not a requirement. But we envision that plays that can be performed online or in a social distancing scenario may receive more productions.

High School Play Submission Criteria

  • We welcome both full-lengths and one acts
    One act plays running 35 minutes or less are preferable, as they can be used in competition.
  • Plays have a majority of high-school-aged characters.
    We want to feature teen voices.
  • Plays are contemporary.
    We want stories that take place today.
  • Plays have simple staging requirements
    Many of our customers need to do a lot with a little.
  • Can your play be performed online?
    Not a requirement. But we envision that plays that can be performed online or in a social distancing scenario may receive more productions.

Please submit your work to submissions@theatrefolk.com with a cover letter and contact information. Tell us about yourself and your play.

We look forward to reading your work.