One Acts

one acts

Our One-Act New Play Festival is on hiatus...but we will be back! Watch this space...and KEEP WRITING!)

Our One-Act New Play Festival is on hiatus, waiting for a Covid-free season. The festival presents short plays written, directed, acted, and designed by students. It's one of the most fun and popular events of the season and a great way to get involved in the Theatre Program with a lesser time commitment than one of our mainstage productions! See below for the many ways to get involved.

Audition for the One-Acts

Audition Dates: TBA (when the time comes)
Audition Location: Todd Theatre
Audition Requirements: Just show up! No need to prepare anything.

Write a One-Act

Write a short play (no more than 20 minutes in length) on any subject and be eligible to win a $100 prize for the best play!


All plays must be submitted by date will be announced. Please refer to the submission form for details on formatting, etc. completed scripts should be handed in at Todd Union, Room 207.

Note: All scripts must be accompanied by a Submission Form.

Direct a One-Act

Direct a one-act and be eligible to win a $100 prize for the best production!


Contact Sara Bickweat Penner.

Design a One-Act

Get involved by being a costume, set, lighting, or sound designer for the One-Acts. We're offering $300 in prizes for the best design team!


Costume designers should contact our Costume Shop Manager or Katie (KHam) Hamilton.

Set, lighting, and sound designers should contact Katie (KHam) Hamilton.