South Street Players at Wesley Hall

Tri-State Theatre Festival - Call for Scripts

Call for original, short plays by playwrights from tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA).

South Street Players ( is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 12th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place October 21-23, 2022 at Wesley Hall in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 scripts annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original, short plays written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for our audiences.

Submission Rules and Process:
  • Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).
  • Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.
  • Plays should include no more than 4 characters and be in standard playscript format.
  • Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.
  • SSP is a family theatre ‐ no excessive swearing, no nudity.
  • No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should their play be chosen for the festival.
  • Plays will only be accepted via email:
  • Deadline: July 4, 2022, 11:59pm.
  • For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at

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