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Sundog Theatre’s Call for Play Submissions (Deadline: Sept. 6)

Sundog Theatre is seeking new/original, one-act plays about the Staten Island Ferries until September 6, 2024. This year’s production theme is Secrets Exposed. Plays can be comedies or dramas. Humor is always appreciated.

Six plays are chosen by a reading team. Writers each receive $200, and plays are produced in five October/November 2024 performances in Staten Island, NY. Plays are cast in NYC, rehearsed, and performed on stage. Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted in September and their names/play titles listed on Sundog’s website in Autumn 2024.

Play Guidelines

  • Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that. 
  • 10-25 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry. Note: they are not performed on the Ferry.
  • Set in a contemporary time period. Strong priority given to plays with two characters, however, three-character plays will be considered. No special set pieces other than benches/railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props/costumes, and no unusual sound or lighting effects.
  • Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since the theatre caters to a broad audience.
  • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.

Submission Guidelines

Please send two hard copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author, and all contact information) with page numbers and the name of the play on each page to:

Sundog Theatre
“Scenes 2024”
PO Box 10183
Staten Island
NY 10301

Submissions should include a brief play synopsis (two or three sentences at most), a 70-word bio, and a full resume of the writer.

Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

If you have questions, contact Susan Fenley, Producer, at

Learn more and submit.