South Street Players at Wesley Hall

Call for Scripts is now closed for the 13th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

South Street Players ( yearly seeks original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 13th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. This year's event will take place October 20-22, 2023 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.

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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 28, 2022, 11:59pm.

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at

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