One-Act Plays 2017-08-17T13:38:50+00:00


One Act Submission Form (Cover Sheet)

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One-act plays are plays that are more than 10 pages long (12pt. font) but that are less than one hour in playing time.

Students may submit 2 one-act plays for any Michael Kanin awards for which they are eligible. (See the National Website for definition of Kanin Awards.)  Each script that is submitted must be accompanied by a One Act Submission Form. Please read the sheet carefully; it contains important submission instructions.

In order to make the evaluation process as easy as possible for our readers, we ask that scripts follow uniform formatting practices. Click SCRIPT FORMATTING for details.

One-act scripts are to be submitted to  Every effort will be made to handle submissions with care. However, neither KCACTF nor Region 2 will be responsible for misdirected or lost submissions. Within one week after you submit your script, you should receive an email confirmation stating that we have received it. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact Laura Smiley at We will not begin accepting scripts until October 1, 2016. Please, do not submit before this date.

No application fee is required from students attending schools that have entered either as Associate or Participating entry for the current year’s Regional Festival, productions playing between January 1 and December 1, 2016.

However, a $10.00 script-handling fee is required for any script entered by a student from a school without an Associate or Participating entry in the current year’s festival.

Send the check to:
Scott Mackenzie
Chair, KCACTF Region 2
Department of Theatre and Dance
Alma College
Alma, MI 48801

Make Check Payable to: ACTF Management Ltd, Region II

For additional information on the John Cauble competition and award contact

Laura Smiley
Laura SmileyCo-Chair: National Playwriting Program
Slippery Rock University
John Gresh
John GreshCo-Chair: National Playwriting Program
Slippery Rock University

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