East/West Playfest

East/West PlayFest July 27-29, 2018: Call For Scripts

Deadline 3/30/18


No submission fee


East/West PlayFest is an annual presentation of original one act plays, selected from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country and around the globe.  Five performances are held and audience members vote for their favorite, the winner taking the Summer Audience Award.

East/West PlayFest seeks short one-act plays for production in July/August.  Five finalists will receive a production of their play, with two performances at Westport Community Theater, and three performances at the Milford Center for the Arts.  The festival is co-sponsored by Westport Community Theater and Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council.


Submit your play(s) on or before March 30, 2018.

There is no submission fee.

Playwrights will maintain all rights to their material.

Playwrights may submit no more than two plays.

Submissions must be unpublished one-act plays of approximately 10-15 pages in length.

Email submissions to ebtmac@gmail.com.  Attachments can be doc, rtf or pdf files.

Hard copy submissions can be sent to:

East/West PlayFest

Milford Arts Council

40 Railroad Avenue South

Milford, CT  06460

Finalists will be notified via email unless playwright requests otherwise.

Five Performances will be held – two at Westport Community Theatre and three at the Milford Center for the Arts.  Audiences will vote on the plays to determine the winner of the Summer Audience Award.

Additional performances may be requested, but will not be performed without the permission of the playwright.

Please share this info with any other interested playwrights.  Break legs one and all!

You may also join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1615879501988538



The plays presented in 2017 were:


All Out of Second Chances, by Scotto Moore of Seattle, WA features a woman recounting a surprising family history. The play is directed by Rachel Babcock of Branford and stars  Jennifer Ju,  TJ Chila and David Baron of Milford and Linda Gilmore of Norwalk.





But Thats Okay, by Jenny Mead of Charlottesville, VA chronicles a couple’s relationship in a ten minute time frame. The play is directed by Barry Hatrick of Milford and stars Joe Maker of Stamford and Dena Lagonigro of Stratford.





Grilled, by L.H. Grant of Davis, CA shows a battle of wills that plays out over the counter of a luncheonette. The play is directed by Kevin Pelkey of Beacon Falls and stars Marc Hartog of Westport and Betzabeth Castro of Bridgeport.





I Dont Know , by James McLindon of Northampton, MA follows a Drill Instructor whose morning run is set on edge by a group of politically correct cadets. The play is directed by Michael Shavel of Stratford and stars Joe Maker of Stamford, Enrique Rivera of Trumbull, Kate D’Alessandro of Derby, Kevin Sisuthone of Shelton and Seehee Lee of Wallingford.




A Lifetime Ago, by Drew Davis of Augusta, centers on a mysterious package that reunites a feuding family. The play is directed by Tom Rushen of Stratford and stars Patrick Cornelio and CJ Nolan of Milford.





Romance 101, by Brianna Keller of Glen Rock, NJ, finds a quarreling book club further disrupted by an unexpected new member. The play is directed by Ann Baker of Milford and stars Katie Scott and Kevin Fantarella of Milford.




For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 or Westport Community Theatre at 203-226-1983.