Play Reading Series

Fantasy Theatre Factory (FTF) at the Sandrell Rivers Theater is excited about its Play Reading Series, which seeks to promote the creation of new works by Florida playwrights.

2018 Winners:
  • Friday, January 5th, 2018: “NOT FINE” by Marj O’Neill-Butler

  • Friday, January 12th, 2018: “RADAR RANGE” by Maura Campbell

  • Friday, January 19th, 2018: “A TALE FROM AFRICA” by Tyler Powell

  • Friday, January 26th, 2018: “TAP” by Caleb Scot

2019 Winners:
  • Saturday, January 5th, 2019: "SIMON SAYS" by Kris L. Bauske

  • Saturday, January 12th, 2019: "PLACEMENT" by Catherine Pearson Tully

  • Saturday, January 19th, 2019: "OK, SIERRA" by Adam N. Davis 

  • Saturday, January 26th, 2019: "DJUNA" by George Loukides and "POOLSIDE GLOW" by Luis Roberto Herrera

Who may apply:
  • Any Florida resident.

  • Candidates must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age at the time of submission.

  • Playwright(s) must be the sole author(s) of the material and must affirm that they have exclusive ownership rights to the new work.

  • Each playwright may only be party to one play submission; no multiple entries.

Who may NOT apply:
  • Staff or Board Members of Fantasy Theatre Factory, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs as well as their spouses or relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity are ineligible for consideration.

What are we looking for:
  • Unproduced original plays;

  • No adaptations;

  • Unpublished plays;

  • Never staged beyond simple readings;

  • No musicals;

  • Any genre, theme, form or style;

  • Maximum of 10 (ten) cast members (Actors may play multiple parts);

  • Length of 30 minutes to 2 hours;

  • Once the work is submitted, new versions cannot be added.

About the winners:
  • Fantasy Theatre Factory will select between 4-8 plays to be presented as staged readings at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.

  • Winning selections may share dates with other selections in FTF’s sole discretion. For example, if a play is 90 minutes, only one play may be presented on a particular night, but if FTF selects 4 thirty-minute plays, then they may share a date.

  • Fantasy Theatre Factory reserves the sole right to schedule the presentation of the staged readings of winning selections in any manner that it sees fit in its sole discretion.

  • Playwrights must agree to be present for all public staged readings of their plays.

  • Playwrights must be available for audience talkbacks following each presentation.

  • Fantasy Theatre Factory will have the sole right to select casts, directors, stage managers, rehearsal dates and times. Selected plays will receive at least 2 dates of rehearsals.

  • Fantasy Theatre Factory may choose to offer one winning playwright a fully produced World Premiere of their new work – subject to fee negotiations.

About the process:
  • Fantasy Theatre Factory will select a panel of FTF staff members in its sole discretion to review all eligible submissions.

  • The panel will review the plays in a blind submission process.

  • Plays will be scored utilizing the following rubric:

    • Quality of writing (65 %)

      • Character(s) development;

      • Well-developed dialogue;

      • Scene structure;

      • Plot cohesiveness.

    • Originality of concept (35%)

      • Creative style.

      • Covers new ground or addresses well-known topics with freshness and/or innovative techniques.

      • Thought-provoking and relevant content.

About the submission:
  • Go to to submit your play online.

  • Upload script with playwright’s name and contact information. Plays must be in either PDF (preferred) or word format.

  • Fantasy Theatre Factory is located at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL – 33127. For more information about Fantasy Theatre Theatre, please visit For any questions about the Play Reading Series Program, please contact us at 305-284-8800 Ext. 467 or

  • Submission opens: Sunday, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2019

  • Submission closes: Friday, NOVEMBER 1st, 2019

  • Announcement of selected plays: Monday, DECEMBER 9th, 2019

  • Dates of Play Readings:

    • Saturday, JANUARY 4th, 2020​.

    • Saturday, JANUARY 11th, 2020.

    • Saturday, JANUARY 18th, 2020.

    • Saturday, JANUARY 25th, 2020.


Because of YOU and your generosity we can make a difference.

Each year FTF produces well over 500 programs that reach over 150,000 people all across South Florida, the entire state, and internationally.

Help us bring the magic of theater and the joy of learning!


It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan,, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


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