Calling for Playwrights and Directors — Favourite Shorts

It’s time again to pull on your Favourite Shorts!

Are you a budding playwright or director? Or have you already blossomed, and want to keep on blooming? Then we want you!

The Armidale Drama and Musical Society is now calling for playwrights and directors for Favourite Shorts: a season of short plays. The season runs for two weeks, and is made up of two programs. The first week’s program will take place Thurs 19th, Fri 20th, Sat 21st of March, and the second program on Thurs 26th, Fri 27th, and Sat 28th of March. The venue at this point to TBC, but will be intimate and edgy.


We are looking for your best short plays (aprox. 5-15mins). Due to the specs of the performance space, the more minimalistic it is in terms of set and prop requirements, the better: chairs, a table – that’s about it. The smaller the cast, the better. We want great stories, short and sweet – not blockbuster epics!

No previous experience or qualifications necessary!

Scripts submitted for the 2014 season will not be eligible for submission.

Deadlines for submission of plays is 11:59pm on the 28th of November 2014 — so start submitting!  A short list will be made of the best entries, which will then be presented to the directors.


Again, no previous experience or qualifications necessary! In my role as Creative Director, I will be there to offer assistance to directors so that the plays that are performed for the public are the best that they can be!

As soon as the short list is made, all those who have formally expressed an interest to me in directing will be sent the plays. They will then chose what they want to direct — first in, best dressed!

Auditions will then be held on Sunday 14th of December 2014, so that scripts can be handed-out and rehearsal schedules drawn-up before people rush off for holidays.