Fresh From the Island

Kings Playhouse, Young at Heart Theatre and Desert Island Theatre Company are accepting play submissions for Fresh from the Island – a new works festival.
The festival will present new plays in readings to help the development process of the playwright.

To apply for Fresh from the Islandclick here.

What We’re Looking For:

Kings Playhouse, Young at Heart Theatre and Desert Island Theatre company are committed to presenting performances, offering educational opportunities, and championing connection through storytelling.

We employ a blind submission process to avoid unintentional bias on the part of our team of qualified readers.

A $20 submission fee supports the producing of the 2021 Fresh from the Island festival.

Fresh From The Island will present the three finalist playwrights in live readings in a festival weekend Sept 23-26, 2021. Each of the three selected scripts will be paired with local actors and directors for an 8-12 hour rehearsal process culminating in three live, concert-style readings that are open to the public. Additionally, finalist playwrights will also have access to experienced dramaturgs to help facilitate the development process.

A small honorarium will be awarded to each finalist selected.

Kings Playhouse Executive Director, Haley Zavo
Young at Heart Theatre Artistic Producer, Catherine O’Brien
Desert Island Theatre Company Founder/Artistic Director, Benton Hartley

Script Submission Guidelines

PLEASE READ ALL of the guidelines and prepare your PDF accordingly BEFORE submitting your play.
Fresh from the Island will accept all plays that meet the following requirements:

1. Previously unproduced work.

All scripts submitted to Fresh from the Island must be unproduced. Workshops or readings do not count as productions. However, any staging by a theatre (including non-Equity, regional, or community theatre) where actors are off-book and admission is charged does count as a production.

2. Maximum of FIVE actors.

Doubling is permitted, provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list.

3. Submitting author is sole owner of script copyright. All playwrights submitting must be 18 years or older.

4. Legibly typed.

5. No indication of authorship on any of the pages (“blinded”).

6. Submitted as a single PDF.

PDFs should be one continuous file only. No hard copies will be accepted. PDF files are made with Adobe Acrobat Reader. For a free download and automatic installation of the newest version, go to

Formatting Requirements


Page 1 – Cover page with ONLY PLAY TITLE and the following disclaimer:

This script is copyright protected and may not be reproduced, distributed, or disseminated without the prior written permission of the author.

Page 2 – Cast list that includes each character’s name, age, and brief character description.

All pages should be numbered.


Please DO NOT include playwright name on the cover page or any of the following pages.

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