The Annual Players Theatre
Short Play & Musical Festival

BOO! 2022

Festival Dates : October 06-23, 2022
Location: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012. Room number will
be provided when you arrive.
Performance Days & Times: Thu, Fri and Sat at 7p / Sun at 3p

There are 15 short (no longer than 15 minutes) plays in total.  On each of the 3 weeks there are 5 plays.  Each Playwright is responsible for producing there own play and therefore – if you are interested in one of the roles below- you will contact the playwright directly as indicated in their announcement.

Directors interested in directing a show should email:


“Midnight Roundup” by Charles Rix

It’s 2025. In a post-Roe v. Wade world, a newly married gay couple is arrested and put under house arrest for failure to biologically procreate, now considered an illegal “liberal conspiracy” to undermine the human race and a new type of abortion.
Michael Roman: 30s (can be younger), on-edge, funny, sarcastic. Married to Pete Vega
Pete Vega: 30s (can be older), professional type, serious-minded. Married to Michael Roman
*Ideally the married couple should be different ethnicities or have a discernible age gap
Arresting Officer: character name Janet Moscapino, 30s (can vary), Latina, no-nonsense, tough, dressed up in a police uniform and sporting sunglasses

Please submit headshot, resume, contact information, and availability for read through and rehearsal to


“Gossamer” by Tina Sibilio and Marilyn Voxakis

“Gossamer,” follows a young woman entering the world of present day online dating. While that is already a horror story in and of itself, our play exemplifies the oh so real trials and tribulations that so often come with meeting people online, with a sinister spin.
Eliza: A 20-year-old female coed at NYU from rural Pennsylvania. Naïve and new to New York. Sweet and generous to a fault. New to online dating.
Hayden: A handsome young man, appearing to be in his early 20s. He has a charming smile, mesmerizing eyes, and mysterious air to him. The picture of dark and handsome.

Please submit the following to and
– Recent headshots
– An updated resume (including age and height)
– A two-minute monologue of your choosing


“Designated Killer” by Meny Beriro

Two friends coming back from a Halloween party late on a rainy night they run over a pedestrian. The designated driver finds out the car has no insurance and the owner wants to cover up the situation by going to Forest Park and burying the body.
*Looking for two males twenties — and one male forties.
VINCE: 23 is tough — willing to break the law to get his way — aggressive —
MATT: 21– usually goes by the book — passive — suffers from claustrophobia.
The male in his forties — is the victim of the accident and has no lines but is on stage.

If interested in submitting, please contact