2019 SJCT Playwright's Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Calling all San Juan Island playwrights! Submissions are now open for San Juan Community Theatre’s 2019 Playwrights Festival!

Deadline: July 15, 2019. No entries will be accepted or read after this date.

Entry Fee: $15/script - limit two entries per person (If you registered for the workshops, your registration covers one entry)

Notification: Festival selections will be announced Monday, July 29.

Festival Performances: First week: Sept. 19-21, Second Week: Sept. 26-29.

Questions? Any questions may be directed to the Festival Coordinator, Stan Matthews, via email at stan@rainshadow.us.


Performance Length: 7-15 minutes

Cast Size: Five or fewer actors

Content: There are no specific restrictions on content or language, however the play should be suitable for an adult Island audience.

Residency: Playwrights must reside on San Juan Island

Script Format: Word or PDF documents only. Scripts must be readable and in an accepted stageplay format.   Character descriptions and setting information should appear on page 1.  Descriptions and examples of accepted stageplay formatting are available online at: 


Anonymous Submission: All scripts must be blinded before submission. Please remove all name and contact information from all pages of submitted script(s) to ensure anonymous judging. The playwright's name will be associated with their script only to the Festival Coordinator.

Scripts that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered. 

Judging: The scripts will be presented anonymously to the judges, who will assign a score and write a brief review of each. Final selection of scripts to be fully staged or performed as readers' theatre during the Festival's two weekends of performances will be selected from the top ranked scripts by the Festival's Coordinator and the Theatre's Executive Artistic Director.