A modified, COVID-friendly version of our annual
Short Play Festival – SEX will be streaming/ “steaming” to you “live”
on your screens this March!
Week 1: Mar. 5th at 7pm & 6th at 3pm
Week 2: Mar. 12th at 7pm & 13th at 3pm
After an astounding number of submissions, we have selected 8 sexy plays (down from our usual 15) to present to you live via YouTube. Our playwrights, cast members, and directors have all agreed to perform live in The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre with a virtual audience viewing from home. The Players Theatre has strict protocol that all involved must adhere to in order to participate and keep everyone safe and healthy.
Selected for the 2021 SPF SEX Virtual Festival
SPF COVID-19 Safety Protocols
We are taking the following precautions to keep our staff and artists safe.
All audience members will be virtual only!
- Everyone entering the building must agree to a temperature check and answering COVID-related health questions. Anyone with a fever or show any COVID symptoms with not be admitted to the building
- All participants and staff will be required to wear a mask at all times in the theatre (masks are available for anyone who does not have one)
- Everyone must maintain at least 6 ft distance from each other inside the theatre where possible (i.e. no congregating in hallways)
- Only cast members, directors and playwrights will be admitted to the building and may only occupy designated areas
- The theatre will only be accessible to participants for tech rehearsal and their performances. Participants will be asked to leave the building at the conclusion of their show’s performance. There will be no live audience in attendance.
- Each play will have their own private holding room where they will be asked to remain (masks on and socially distant) before taking the stage for their performance
- Holding rooms are thoroughly sanitized before and after each rehearsal/performance with UV lights. All high-touch areas are sanitized before and after each tech/performance. Hand sanitizer is provided in all rooms.
- The theatre space will be thoroughly sanitized between each play (via an electrostatic cleaner and the theatre’s two Air Purifiers with H13 HEPA filter)
- Hand washing and sanitizing is also expected of all participants and staff members. Sanitizer will be provided in holding rooms and in the theatre. Masks will be provided for anyone who needs one.
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012
3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),
5 plays featured each week
SPF-NYC June 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: “NYC!” Where dreams are made of…
** Note **
1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play – Host provides Theatre, technicians and box office
2) If selected, there is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and 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
Submissions open: CLOSED
Submissions close: CLOSED (Play selection announced)
Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival – this is a sample do not fill out and send.