Saturday, February 2, 2019

Romantic comedy selected

We received 135 submissions for our call for 10-minute romantic comedies. Unfortunately we could only select one: STARS by D. J. Sylvis.

Thanks to everybody who sent their scripts!

An audio performance of STARS will be recorded for the next episode of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Episode 6: Rants & Raves

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Welcome to the latest episode of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast, "RANTS AND RAVES"

  1. I'm Just Wild About Harry 0:00
  2. CASHIER by Meny Beriro performed by Winn LaRue: 02:44 
  3. I LOST IT AT THE DMV by Connie Schindwolf performed by Alexander Pineiro: 07:46,
  4. CHARLOTTE by Glenn Alterman performed by Victoria Alexis Williams: 13:57
  5. Lin-Manuel Miranda to the Rescue: 19:52
  6. How to Write a Good 10-minute Play: ALMOST WATERSHEDS by Micharne Cloughley performed by Colleen McGloin, Chris Palmieri and Kate Armstrong Ross: 25:38
  7. Call for Submissions: 33:45
  8. Thanks: 40:21
  9. Wow Wow Wow Fellas ~ Carol Channing: 40:45

                LINKS FOR THIS PODCAST

                10-minute romantic comedies wanted for the next episode TAKE BACK THE ROM COM

                The theme for the next NYCPlaywrights Podcast is "romantic comedy."
                • The play must be romantic in the sense of romantic love - not only sex.
                • The play doesn't have to be uproariously funny to be a romantic comedy but must have a happy ending - or at least not a downbeat or cynical ending.
                • Romantic comedies involving couples who are not heterosexual are welcome.
                • The Podcast pays actors for their performances - having many characters will count against your play due to the expense. And 10-minute plays usually work best with fewer characters.

                These are the submission rules:
                • The deadline is Sunday, January 27, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
                • There is no fee for submission 
                • The script must be a romantic comedy.
                • The play can be no longer than ten pages (not counting title, list of characters etc.)
                • Only one submission per playwright.
                • The submission should be sent by email, with the script itself as a file attached to the email as a PDF file.
                • Send the script to
                • All rights will remain with the playwright.
                • The script must be submitted by the author of the script, no agents or others may submit. 
                • Make sure you have your name and your email address on the script. 
                • The play may be submitted by any writer in the world but must be in English - non English phrases or words are fine but please include English translation.
                • It's OK if the play has been produced before. But not published.
                • The NYCPlaywrights decision is final.
                • We will notify submitters of the decision and announce the winning play on the NYCPlaywrights Podcast web site by Sunday February 3, 2018.
                • A recording of the selected play will be included in the next NYCPlaywrights Podcast.

                We did a staged readings of eight romantic comedies in 2015 for a previous "Take Back the Rom Com" - you can see the web page for that here.

                We recommend you listen to a podcast episode before submitting - especially to the segment in the "Rants and Raves" podcast where we talk about what makes a ten-minute play good.

                If you have any questions write to us at