Script submission guidelines


Guidelines for Heller Shorts 2018: On Cloud 9

NOTE: Script submissions for Heller Shorts: On Cloud 9 is open to all Oklahoma residents.

I.  The theme of this year's festival is "cloud nine." Plays may be comic, dramatic or musical, but dreams, aspirations, and/or paradise must be at the core of the script.

II.  We love creativity, but please do not use the phrase "on cloud nine” anywhere in your script!

III.  Scripts should not exceed 15 minutes in running time (no more than 14-18 pages, depending on the denseness of the language.)

IV.  There should be no more than 6 characters in a script.

V.  Minimal sets, props, light, and sound are preferred. Scripts that are too technically-involved will not be selected.

VI. Scripts should be submitted in a standardized playwriting format, with numbered pages.

VII. Each playwright may submit to two scripts. Scripts should have the name of the play on every page, but NO author’s name anywhere on the script. A cover sheet listing script length, characters, setting, etc. is helpful.

VIII.  Playwrights will receive compensation for the use of their scripts. ($10 per performance for a total of $40.)

IX.  This year, we are bringing back the “Best in Show” award, voted on by a combination of local playwrights, directors, and theatre talent. The audience favorite award "Stuff our Shorts" will also be back.

X.  Submissions open March 15, 2018 and scripts will be accepted until midnight on April 30, 2018 at