Calls For Scripts For An Evening Of One-Act Plays

Studio Theatre in Exile is accepting submissions of one-act plays to be presented over two weekends in mid-November 2024. The performances will take place on stage at Studio Theater in Exile’s 50-Seat Black Box Theater in Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY.

The theme isIn the early hours.


  1. The one-act play should be between 10-20 minutes.
  2. A total of 5-7 plays will be selected.
  3. Directors will be selected by STIE and matched with selected plays.
  4. At least two characters. No monologues, please.
  5. Playwrights will agree to work with dramaturg Mara Mills.
  6. Only new plays, or plays that have not been produced in the NYC tri-state area within the last five years, will be considered.


  1. The STIE Black Box theater includes projections, lighting system, sound system, technical staff and lighting/sound designers.
  2. Scenic elements must be simple.
  3. The theater is equipped with four 20” square black boxes, and chairs.
  4. The STIE technical team/designers will work with the director/playwright to develop projections, lighting cues and sound cues for the performance. Overall, the technical elements should be simple.
  5. Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

Submit your work at Please write “In the early hours” in the subject line of your email.

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