We are not accepting full-length scripts at this time.
LFT submissions: One-Acts/Shorts
There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced.
PICK OF THE VINE – Season 14 (2016)
1. Only ONE play may be submitted per playwright. There is no submission fee.
2. Submissions accepted starting June 15, 2015. Submission deadline is July 15, 2015.
3. Submissions via email only. Email submissions (in .pdf form only) to
4. Plays must include contact info (name, phone number, email address, home city and state, country) on the cover sheet.
5. Plays will require no more than 10 actors.
6. Plays will run no more than 15 minutes, no exceptions.
7. Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.
- We will notify semi-finalists via email by mid/late-September. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.
- Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production will be notified via phone call and email in October.
POV 2015 will run from January 9 – Feb 14, 2015 and sharing the directing duties this year, we have Jim Rice, Danielle Ozymandias, Margaret Schugt and Cylan Brown.
Anniversary — Sam Wallin — Vancouver, WA
Pre-Occupy Hollywood — Dylan Brody — Sylmar, CA
FIGHTING MR. RIGHT — Barbara Lindsay — Shoreline, WA
Mamie & Martin Go To Bed — Kat Ramsburg — NY, NY
Salt in the Wound — Mark Harvey Levine — Pasadena, CA
Shadows — Greg Freier — Norwalk, IA
THE MALTESE WALTER — John Minigan — Framingham, MA
Trash Day — Vincent Terrell Durham –Van Nuys, CA
Come & Take It — Annie R. Such — Brooklyn, NY
There’s Something About Flashdance — Diana Lee Woody & Henry Franco — Marina Del Rey, CA
After receiving over 600 international submissions of new short plays, our hard working
POV Reading Committee has narrowed down this year’s choices.
Each play was read privately by at least 2 Reading Committee Members and scored individually (given a score from 1 to 5) and averaged. Scripts receiving a 4.5 or 5 moved to the semi-finals. These are the 84 playwrights and their plays that have moved on to the Live Reading Selection Committee: (See list below.)
We will be tallying up the individual scores and announcing the selections for POV 2015 in a couple weeks. Stay tuned!
A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful playwrights who submitted their plays for our consideration. Even if your name is not within this list, please know we truly appreciate you giving LFT the opportunity to read your work. We hope you’ll submit to us again! (For those of you in the Semi-Finals…GOOD LUCK!)
A special thank you to Andrew Silber of the Whale and Ale, for kindly donating his meeting room to LFT for 4 afternoons to accomplish the Live Read!
POV 2015 Semi-Finals
A Clean Sweep — Susan Shafer
A Simple Question — Michael G Wilmot
AFTER UNLOCKING THE UNIVERSE — Susan Goodell
Alban’s Garden — Rich Espey
Anniversary — Sam Wallin
Aunt Velma Considers Changing Religion — John Arnold
Bismark — James Harmon Brown
BRENDAN’S DAMN GOOD DAY — Jeffrey Lo
CASEY 229 — Elin Hampton
Chance Meeting — Erin Grogan
Changing Lanes — Darryl Vinyard
Chicago Dream — Dwayne Yancey
Class Reunion — James C Ferguson
Come & Take It — Annie R. Such
Do You Take This Man? — Geoffrey Craig
DUCK — Sheila Cowley
Eleven O’Clock Number — Julie Weinberg
Ethereal Killer — Zanne Hall
Expectant Pause — Tess Light
Fat Dick — Daniel Guyton
FIGHTING MR. RIGHT — Barbara Lindsay
Flip — Jonathan Yukich
Forward Flash — Ray Arsenault
Girl With Algorithm — Ellen Davis Sullivan
God in a 747 — Matt Greene
Grow Up, Juliet — Rex McGregor
Guess What’s Coming To Dinner — Don Grimme
Hadron Collision Therapy — Stefan Lanfer
Harry — Edward Palumbo
Homecoming — Nick Mata
Ignoring the Emptiness — Scott Gibson
Imperfection is Beauty — Forrest Hartl
In the Open — John Levine
Kubler-Ross Comes to Dinner — Fred Berl
Little Red House — John Yunker
Love in the time of Cockleburs — Nancy Gall-Clayton
Magic — Mark Cornell
Mamie & Martin Go To Bed — Kat Ramsburg
More Pasta — Leon H. Kalayjian
Ms. Chapman — Jillian Leff
Old Flame — Claire BonEnfant
Open Door — Jule Selbo
Ordinary — Jack Feldstein
Peggy’s Properties — MJ Halberstadt
PHILEMAPHOBIA — Joe Musso
Pizza Again — BJ Burton
Pre-Occupy Hollywood — Dylan Brody
QUARTERS — Peter Nemenoff
Raghead — Thomas Coash
Ray Noir, Beach Detective — Richard Budin
Responsible — Bara Swain
Role Reversal — Rebecca L Stahl
Salt in the Wound — Mark Harvey Levine
Seduction Junction – 10 minute musical — Richard Jennings & Pamela Winfrey
Shadows — Greg Freier
Soho — Dimitri Neos
Sorting It Out — Neil Radtke
Sunshine Marriage — Amy Hale
Survival Strategy — Donna Hoke
Table Manners in Santa Monica — William Fowkes
THE BEST OF INTENTIONS — Laurie Russell
The Chinese Life Force — Michael McGoldrick
The Look — Ruth Cantrell
THE MALTESE WALTER — John Minigan
The Men’s Club — Dave DeChristopher
The Monocle — Max Gill
The Screens — Erik Champney
The Secret Keeper — David Meyers
The Show Must NOT Go On! — Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
The Stand-In — Brett Hursey
The Taste Tester — Lisa Soland
THE THIRD TRIPLET — Jason Rainey
There’s Something About Flashdance — Diana Lee Woody & Henry Franco
Time for a Fix — Earl T. Roske
Timmy Perlmutter Goes Flying — Paul Lewis
Trash Day — Vincent Terrell Durham
Under the Bed — Christopher Kent
Unsurance — Vincent Ripol
Velma and Manny — Rochelle Perry
Waiting for God-Knows-What — Mario Rivas
White Walls — Jack Rushton
Yes vs. No – A Modern Love Story — James Pfrehm
You’re driving me Crazy — Todd Wallinger