Seeking one-act plays for New American Folk Theatre's Scared Shitless Festival - An Artistic reaction to Living In These Trumpled Times

The New American Folk Theatre is seeking submissions of one act plays of various lengths to be featured in our upcoming "Scared Shitless Festival - An Artistic reaction to Living In These Trumpled Times".  NAFT's mission is "to tell the American story using the resources available to us" and we are looking for pieces that comment on our country's current situation. We are open to musicals, mime, (yada yada yada) and we welcome the viewpoints of all communities, otherwise it wouldn't be the American Story.

NAFT will review all submissions and curate an evening of plays (the number chosen will be determined by the length of our submissions) that will run for two or three night in October of 2017 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). Venue negotiations are currently being made and that will be announced ASAP. The program of one act plays will be the same at each performance, but we will be featuring various related performances between shows (Burlesque, Puppetry, Music, Underwater Basketweaving).

NAFT Ensemble members will be producing each of the shows and we will be doing that casting after the shows have been chosen. If playwrites have an interest in being involved with the actual production, please note that in your cover letter.  The compensation for having your play chosen is the production of your play and a B-Roll recording.

Please send your submissions and a cover letter to Anthony Whitaker at, deadline is July 15, 2017. Announcement of chosen plays will be made by August 15, 2017.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Anthony Whitaker
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1356 North Western Avenue
Chicago  Illinois  60622
United States