Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY is now accepting submissions of new and original one-act plays and monologues for BIPOC actors (youths and adults) for its 2023-2024 season. All work must be royalty-free and not have been previously produced or published.

Monologues must be no longer than 10 minutes long. Plays must be for 2-4 characters and no longer than 20 minutes long. Please submit all work in Standard Play Format. Submissions should include a brief synopsis of the play as well as a bio and picture of the writer.

Content note: when possible, please avoid unnecessary or excessive sexual or violent situations and strong language, since we cater to a broad audience.

For any questions, please email or call 518-833-2621.

Application Deadline and Process: Please email a PDF of your script along with your synopsis, bio, and author photo to, with the subject heading “2023-2024 One Act Play Submission.” Scripts must be received by January 15, 2023. We reserve the right to end submissions early depending on volume of plays received.

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