SPF-BOO! Submissions are now open!

Our 12th Annual Boo! Festival will run
October 5 – 22, 2023

The name of the game is spooky! Whether seriously scary or sarcastically silly, we love all things horror!


Plays must have a running time of 15 minutes or less (which roughly translates to 15 pages) to qualify for the weekly contest. Each week a winner – selected by audience vote – receives the honor of “Best of the Week” and $100 prize.

The shows are produced entirely by the playwright and their team, are non union, and are presented at the Steve & Marie Sgouros Black Box Theatre – located on the 3rd floor of the historic Players Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village – NYC.

Please DO NOT submit plays that are for LUV or NYC. They will be rejected automatically–remember, this is for Boo!, so we are looking for scary, creepy, or otherworldy.

Please also check out this page for details that will improve your play’s chance on getting selected. You can also find our handbook Click here: SPF TIPS