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The Middletown Arts Center is now accepting submissions to The MAC One Acts, our upcoming One-Act Play Festival! Now's the time to pull out that script you haven't worked on in years or bring an idea to life. It's more important now than ever before to connect with each other, and what better way than through creating?

We'll pick five finalists from two age groups (Kids ages 13-18 and Adults) to read their pieces with actors in front of a livestream audience and, down the line, at a physical festival at the Middletown Arts Center!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm
WINNERS NOTIFIED: April 30, 2020


  • ONE submission per playwright
  • Play submissions must be ONE-ACT with a run-time between 30 minutes and one hour
  • Limit of 1-5 characters.
  • Scripts must be ORIGINAL, UNPUBLISHED works appropriate for all ages
  • Scripts should adhere to standard professional play format
  • The name of the play and the page number should appear on all pages
  • Include a synopsis and a casting/character breakdown


Submit an electronic copy of your script to the submission form HERE:

  • Accepted file formats: DOC, DOCX, PDF

Questions (NOT submissions) can be sent to



About the instructor orchestrating this contest:

Kathy Connolly is an award-winning Theater Choreographer, Actor and Teaching Artist. She has directed and choreographed New Jersey students K-12 in several original collaborative pieces and traditional musical theater. She has been teaching acting and movement for over a decade. Kathy has performed extensively in productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional and National Tours.