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One-Woman Shows

Deadline: December 25
Award: Production

2020 has been a wild ride, to say the least. With theater not returning to “normal” any time soon, IGC is determined to continue to produce throughout this time – specifically, we want to produce works that reflect the time we are living through. And that is where you come in! We are on the hunt for one-person shows, as they are just about the safest option theater has at the moment. We are putting out a nationwide call for one-actor new works that feature a dramatic turn in plot – giving the audience the same kind of “where the hell did this come from?!” feeling we’ve all become so accustomed to this year.


  • Show must only use one actor, but can feature as many characters as you feel fit.
  • The show must be able to be performed in a black box type theater, with no physical set.
  • Play must be a minimum of 25 minutes long, but no longer than 45 minutes.
  • Much like this year, the play must feature a drastic turn of events. A complete non-sequitur – at some point in the play, the plot must switch gears entirely.

All submissions must be received by December 25. Finalists will be notified in early January, and the top three works will be produced in Los Angeles in January 2021. In addition to having their piece produced, each finalist will receive a percentage of ticket sales.

Please submit works to: