Festival Of Shorts

12th Annual Festival of Shorts: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Edmonds Driftwood Players is pleased to announce our theme and call for submissions for our 12th Annual Festival of Shorts. Our festival provides an opportunity for playwrights to have their works brought to life on stage, as well as gain recognition and potential awards. Past winners have later been developed into full-length award-winning plays!

The finalists are typically selected from submissions from around the globe. Our volunteer readers and judges are local theater lovers and playwrights. To keep the process as fair as possible, our readers are given blind copies of script submissions for judging.

The Festival this year will be presented in five performances June 29-July 2, 2023, featuring eight shorts finalists. The theme for 2023 is “Pay It Forward.” We are looking for scripts that highlight acts of kindness, however small, and how those acts make a huge difference. We would love to see both comedic and dramatic stories. After the closing performance, we will announce the winners for:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Judges’ Awards

Overall Audience Favorite

To enter your short play in the festival, please follow the instructions below.

Submit an original script for a short play based on the following guidelines:

Submit your play by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, March 30, 2023 to [email protected]. Submit two separate documents:


12th Annual Festival of Shorts

Join us for our 12th Annual Festival of Shorts. Each performance includes eight short plays that include multiple directors and casts. Come and be a part of our annual festival where the audience votes for a favorite at each performance from among the eight finalists. The theme for this year is Pay It Forward.

The finalists are typically selected from submissions from around the globe and have never before been produced for an audience. Past winners have later been developed into full-length award-winning plays!

June 29 – July 2, 2023

Thursday, June 29 at 8pm

Friday, June 30 at 8 pm

Saturday, July 1 at 2pm and 8 pm

Sunday, July 2 at 2pm


11th Annual Festival of Shorts

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

1st Place Judges’ AwardThe Price to Pay by Elena Naskova

2nd Place Judges’ AwardWhy by Chris Widney

3rd Place Judges’ AwardLike Jason by Maripat Allen

Overall Audience FavoriteWhy by Chris Widney

These playwrights submitted scripts with the theme, What Would You Do? This theme explores the ethical dilemmas and decision-making in everyday life, with both the comedic and dramatic consequences of our decisions.

ACT I

Windfall by James Pfrehm

Whole New World by Karla M. Sorenson

The Price to Pay by Elena Naskova

Seeing the Light by Jeff Dunne

ACT II

Losing Tucker by Paul Lewis

Like Jason by Maripat Allen

Why by Chris Widney

The Good War by Brent Stainer

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