SPF-SEX 2021

Be Bold Productions is now accepting short play submissions for their 11th Annual Short Play Festival – SEX! Plays must be no more than 15 pages in length and may not run longer than 15 minutes. It must center around the theme of “sex”.

The festival lasts three weeks, February 12-28, 2021. Each play will perform one weekend – Friday (7:00pm), Saturday (7:00pm), and Sunday (3:00pm). Each play will also be required to attend a tech rehearsal on the Thursday evening prior to their opening night.


Submissions open: November 23, 2020

Submissions close: December 18, 2020 at 11:59pm

Play selection announced soon thereafter by mid-January 2021


COVID UPDATE: Ideally, we will be able to run the festival as planned with a live audience present in the theatre. Audience members will likely be required to wear masks and your cast members are also welcome to perform with masks if that makes them more comfortable. However, pending restrictions on gatherings and audiences in the theatre, at a bare minimum we will live-stream the festival from the theatre to a paying audience watching at home. Therefore, your cast must be comfortable performing your play in person at the theatre in NYC.


NOW ACCEPTING SPF-SEX 2021 Submissions

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

3 weeks, 3 performances weekly (Friday through Sunday),
4 plays featured each week

SPF-SEX February 2021

ELIGIBILITY: Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length. Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.

THEME: “SEX!” We’re bringing sexy back.

** Note **
1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play – Host provides Theatre, technicians and box office
2) If selected, there is a  a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages
3) ALL submissions must be submitted online through the Submittable portal

4) Playwrights are welcome to submit up to 2 plays


Submissions open: November 23, 2021
Submissions close: December 18, 2021 (Play selection announced soon thereafter)

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival – this is a sample do not fill out and send.