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Playwriting Opportunity
Sandy Spring Theatre Group

The pandemic lingers on, but while the vaccines are protecting many of us, we still have not yet hit the magic number of 70% inoculated.  So, we wonder what you see Summer 2021 bringing.  We are seeking original short play scripts reflecting how you feel about Summer 2021.  Plays should be able to be performed in a Zoom format and last not longer than 10 minutes.  The stories can be funny or serious; they can be monologues, dialogues or multi-person.  They could even be a musical.

If selected, you will be invited to organize a Zoom performance of your work. 
You may cast and direct it yourself, or request that Sandy Spring Theatre Group do so.
If you choose to do it, a representative of the Sandy Spring Theatre Group will work with you on technical and logistical issues.

We hope to select 5-7 scripts for production.
Authors, you will be notified, by June 19, 2021, whether or not your script was selected.
The submission deadline is Sunday, June 13, 2021.  Please email your script to

Authors of selected scripts will receive a $25 prize.
All authors retain rights to their work.  However, the authors of the selected scripts
grant Sandy Spring Theatre Group the rights to perform and record them royalty free
and to post the recordings on You Tube for later audience viewing also royalty free.

Technical rehearsal for all plays will be on Thursday July 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m
Dress rehearsal for all plays will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m
Performances for all plays will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 8:00 p.m.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Seeking Performers!
Camp Half Blood Outdoor Immersive Children's Theatre
Seeking performers for an outdoor immersive children’s LARP (live-action role playing)
adventure for summer camp program,
Camp Half-Blood

Actors play larger than life mythological characters set in the modern-day, not far from the Percy Jackson universe (think Hermes in running shorts instead of a toga). Each week you could be a God, a Hero, a Villain, a Monster, a Nymph, an Oracle, or a combination of these. Everyone must feel comfortable engaging groups of kids, ages 6-12, in improvised in-character dialogue and LARP, or boffer-style, combat (with safe foam weapons) in an outdoor environment on Quest Day, a once-a-week full-day adventure. The ensemble will consist of a team of actors who collaborate with a Quest Director to bring each storyline to life for their particular camp location

Inspired by the world of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and The Olympians novels, Camp Half-Blood is at the heart of Plato Learning’s mission, 'Adventure Powered by Story.' By bringing tales from mythology, history, and fiction to life, we plunge our campers into the center of the action. They are transported to another world and given the chance to prove themselves as Legendary Heroes.

We don’t just re-stage these age-old tales, we re-frame and re-purpose them into something new that our campers can experience for the first time. There are (foam) sword-fights, puzzles, negotiations, and performance challenges as they journey to complete their heroic Quest.

Pay Details:;$16/hour
Minimum time commitment of 10 hours/week for the summer camp season.
Pre-season training and rehearsal time will be compensated.
Camp season length is dependent on location.

Brooklyn, NY - June 7th- August 20th
Manhattan, NY - June 28th- August 13th
Staten Island, NY - June 21st- July 23rd
Maplewood, NJ - June 28th - August 20th
Philadelphia, PA - June 21st- July 23rd
Washington, DC- June 28th- August 13th
Los Angeles, CA- July 5th- August 13th
Glendale, CA- July 5th- August 13th
San Francisco, CA- June 7th- July 2nd

Apply Online:

The Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
Will hold its next Festival
January 14-17, 2022
Hosted by Potomac Playmakers
Hagerstown, MD.

We invite all our Community Theatre Companies
In Maryland and DC
To start planning for their entries!
We intend to make this the biggest and best Festival in years!

Please let me know what our wonderful local theatre community is doing.
I'm still happy to post any notices you have.

Above all else, be safe!
Be creative, but be safe.

Additional Note From The Theatre Pages, Inc.

If you have any ideas about how our local theatre community can contribute its enormous range of talent and skill in these difficult times
please send us a note and we'll try to arrange what we can without endangering each other by gathering.