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 read and consider all submissions from Florida playwrights. Entries are judged anonymously on their literary content.


Submissions will be accepted January 15 through March 15, 2020

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, Florida 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.

No compensation or stipends will be paid

All applicants will be notified of decisions no later than April 15, 2020

Plays will be presented for ten performances on July 9-19, 2020

Dues-paying members of the Gulfport Community Player members vote for their "favorite" playwright, director, actress, actor.

Awards presented - August 2020