Now accepting submissions for the 4th Annual ‘What She Said: One Act Festival’ in March 2020!

The What She Said Festival is an evening of 5-8 short plays and monologues written by women playwrights celebrating women and what they have to say.

And, YOU are invited to submit your work(s) any time between now and January 15!

We’re seeking short plays and monolouges written by women and those identifying as women to be a part of a celebration of women and their voices. There are no conditions set on structure, content, or genre. As this is a festival with multiple plays, the technical elements will be kept simple and will be a consideration as we are making selections.

Plays will be selected based on:

  • Relevance to the spirit of the festival – Celebrating women and what they have to say
  • Female and female identifying playwrights only!
  • Adherence to ‘The Details’
  • Excellence of work


The Details:

  • There is no fee to submit.
  • A playwright can submit multiple plays, but must be submitted separately (in separate emails).
  • Each submission must be no more than 20 pages (excluding title page) at a font no smaller than 11pt.
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished.
  • We will only accept non-musical scripts.
  • Scripts MUST be submitted electronically to
  • Submissions must be in PDF format.
  • The title page must contain playwright contact information.
  • You will receive a notification that submissions have been received – no other contact will be made unless the script is selected for production.
  • Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020 by 11:59PM — NO EXCEPTIONS!


Selected Plays will:

  • Receive 3 staged performances (March 26-28. 2020 in The Underground Theatre)
  • Be awarded a $50 prize
  • 2 tickets to any performance of the festival


Submissions and Correspondence:

  • All submissions and correspondence should be by email to
  • Please allow for up to two weeks for correspondence to any questions.
  • When submitting, make sure to double check you’ve attached your play.
  • If you do not receive an automatically generated response from our email, please double check the email and send it again.