​Gulfport Community Players​

One-Act Play Contest

Established in July 2000, the Summer One-Acts is the longest-running one-act play competition in the Tampa Bay area. We accept submissions from authors who reside in the United States of America.  Entries are judged anonymously on their literary content.


Submissions will be accepted from January 15 through March 15, 2022

Submissions MUST BE RECEIVED no later than March 15.

Running time 5 to 15 minutes maximum.

Never produced in the Tampa Bay Area

No adaptations, children's plays, or monologues.

Cast size 8 maximum. Simple staging and sets.

Family-friendly. No nudity, foul language.

You can submit up to three plays.

No entry fees.


Include a cover letter with author name, mailing address, telephone, email

Include 2 copies of play - eliminate any author info from script pages

Include the number of characters, character breakdown, a synopsis on the first page.

Only use paper clips. No staples, binders, folders

Scripts will not be returned

No email submissions

Do not visit the theater to "drop off" scripts


Gulfport Community Players

Summer One-Acts

1619 49th Street S

Gulfport, FL 33707

Use regular US Mail. Do not send scripts by certified mail or signature required.

A stipend of $50 will be paid to the author for any one-act that we produce.

All applicants will be notified of decisions no later than April 30, 2022

Plays will be presented for July 14-24, 2022

Members of the Gulfport Community Player vote for their "favorite" playwright, director, actress, actor.

Awards presented - August 2022