• November 10, 2022 - January 31, 2023
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

Sunflower Shorts Seeks Plays for the 2023 Festival


The Sunflower Troupe  is seeking submissions of original, short plays for the 2023 play festival.

Plays submitted and chosen for production will be showcased in several evenings of six 15-minute short plays.

To be eligible to enter the festival, authors and collaborators must be residents of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, or Utah. All works must be original, i.e., not an adaptation of a longer play or another work.

The 2023 festival has no theme per se but every play must include a set piece of a window, which must figure in the action of the play. Authors may submit a comedy, a drama, or a tragedy—no musicals or children’s theater—and play length is set at 15 minutes. If an author’s work has been previously presented as a full production before a paying audience in any Four Corners region venue, it is not eligible for Sunflower Shorts.

There is no submission fee; entries are limited to two plays per author. The submission deadline is January 31, 2023.

The six finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges by February 15, 2023, for production that June. Recognition will be awarded to the most popular play, which will be determined by audience vote at each performance. The festival winner will be announced on KSJD radio (https://www.ksjd.org) and social media.

For a detailed list of submission guidelines and an entry form email:    sunflowershorts@gmail.com 

The Sunflower Troupe consists of all volunteers and is a program of  KSJD and the Community Radio Project.