Playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works!
Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work of an area playwright, chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in an open contest.
Original Play Submission Requirements
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015/2016 production.
Deadline is December 31, 2014.
Works must be original and unpublished.
Submissions must be accompanied by a submission fee and the Shawnee Playwrights Series Form available.
Submission Fees are as follows
$25 for Full Length
$15 for One Act/Short Play
***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***
Click Here For Submission Form
Pay by check made out to
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware PA 18356
Pay with credit card on submission form
or by calling 570-421-5093 during regular business hours.
Electronic files may be submitted to:
Electronic files must be submitted in one of the following formats:
.doc, .txt, .rtf, .pdf
Conversion into one of these formats is the responsibility of the playwright.
Other formats will not be accepted.
Paper submissions may be mailed to:
Shawnee Original Playwrights Series
The Shawnee Playhouse
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Shawnee places no limits on the genre, style, or length of plays submitted.
Production of Winning Play
Responsibility for final production of the play lies solely with Worthington Players. The director will be chosen by the Executive staff of the Shawnee Playhouse. The director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to artistic vision, casting, staging, staffing, and technical design.
The extent of the playwright’s involvement in the production is left to the discretion of the director. No monetary prize or compensation is paid.
Each year, Worthington Players produces original submitted works of local and surrounding area playwrights.
The readings have been completed and the audience comment cards have been tabulated. Our 2013 Winners are as follows:
2013 One Act/Short Play Winners
These plays will be performed together as an evening of Short Plays
January 4 – January 19, 2014
DUTY by Zachary Wobensmith
Happily, After All by Julie Luongo
18 by Hank Willenbrink
Assistants, Please by Sarah McCarroll
2013 Full Length Play Winner
This play will be performed January 24 – February 2, 2014
Your Enemies Closer by Brian McDermott
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS!!