Playwrights sought for one-act plays at SPTC’s Backstage

January 20, 2012
Santa Paula News

Backstage at SPTC (Santa Paula Theater Center) announces its third annual production of original one-act plays.

Full Frontal Humanity opens June 1 and runs through June 17 for eleven performances. Like its predecessors, Acts2Grind and Quills & Keys, Full Frontal Humanity will consist of original one-act plays written exclusively by Ventura County residents. 

Backstage at SPTC is now seeking scripts for consideration. Submission guidelines:

• Plays will be considered only from Ventura County residents.

• Plays must be previously unproduced and run 10 to 30 minutes in length.

• There is no submission fee. Likewise, there is no pay or prize money.

• Each writer may submit up to three plays, but no more than 45 pages total. 

• Submissions will only be accepted electronically. Send PDF or Word files to

• Include a list of characters with any relevant description either on the title page or the second page.

• Including a bio or list of credits is optional, however you must include your name, street address and phone number in your email.

• Submissions must be received by Friday, March 30, 2012.

• Writers will be notified by email prior to April 15 as to the reading panel’s decision.

Important Information:

Backstage at SPTC is a “black box” theater. Plays are simply staged with minimal set pieces, props and set dressing. Think along the lines of simple furniture that can be reconfigured, redressed, or easily moved on and off stage quickly.

Backstage at SPTC is a forum for new, original works. Strong language and adult situations are common.

Writers of selected plays are required to sign a release granting rights of performance without monetary compensation, including audio and visual recording for promotion and possible sale as a fundraiser.

Writers of plays selected for production are invited to the opening night performance, along with a guest, and will receive two complimentary tickets to another performance during its run. 

Please do not call the SPTC Box Office with questions regarding Full Frontal Humanity. Instead, send your inquiries to You may also visit for additional information regarding events.

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