2017 Maine Playwrights Festival

We are always telling you that plays begin at CBC but do not end there.

Here is a wonderful opportunity. Now in its 17th year, the Maine Playwrights Festival is the original incubator for plays by Maine playwrights. A letter from Artistic Director Dan Burson is below. The Committee encourages everyone to submit their work. But best hurry the deadline is coming up shortly.

Good luck!


Dear Playwright,

Hello again from the Maine Playwrights Festival. The submission deadline for the 16th annual festival is approaching fast on December 2nd, but there’s still plenty of time left for you to submit a new short play to this edition of the festival!

I invite you to send us a new play for the 2017 Maine Playwrights Festival, which will be held April 27 to May 6, 2017 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater in Portland. We’re also excited to share with you that we’re taking the festival on the road this year, with a touring performance of the full productions of the selected plays in Bangor in early May – more details to follow soon!

MPF is here to support all Maine playwrights, so I’d love to see your work join the growing pile of 2017 script submissions. Submitting a script to the festival is easy and free - there’s no submission fee for playwrights. You can find all the guidelines and download the submission form for writers on our website: https://acornproductionsportland.wordpress.com/maine-playw…/ .

I look forward to seeing your submission to the festival, and if you have any questions at all, feel free to e-mail me at mpf@acorn-productions.org .

Daniel Burson
Artistic Director
Maine Playwrights Festival