We welcome all original and unpublished works between 10 and 45 minute total running time (includes set up/breakdown and curtain call). Twelve to sixteen entries will be selected based on the quality of the writing, story/plot, and character development. Minimal technical requirements is advised as there are only 60 minutes for a technical rehearsal, all props and actors must fit into a 10- by 10-foot space (prior to set up and after breakdown), and there is no technical award.
WOAF rules and a script submission form are available below. A sample adjudication sheet is provided for educational purposes.
A total of three (3) original and unpublished scripts can be submitted for each playwright. Please remember that a separate submission form is required for each play. The script along with its submission form must be emailed to [email protected]meloninc.org by Valentine’s Day.
- The production representative is the person submitting the play and the main point of contact. If the representative is not the playwright, a letter signed by the playwright giving WOAF permission to show a production of their play is required with the submission form.
- For scripts equal in story quality, preference will be given to shorter scripts with minimal technical requirements.
- Watermelon is NOT producing the play, merely presenting the finished product, which may be performed a total of two times if selected as a finalist.
- Script submission is FREE. However, if selected, a non-refundable $100 entry fee is required to assist with defraying festival expenses.
Please email us if you have any questions.