Sundog Theatre Announces SCENES FROM THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY 2023 Playwright Search

Productions dates are set for March 4 – 12, 2023.

By: Oct. 05, 2022
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Sundog Theatre Announces SCENES FROM THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY 2023 Playwright Search

Sundog Theatre is now accepting playwright submissions of plays for its upcoming "Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2023" production. This coming year marks Sundog's 21st annual presentation of new, original, short one-act plays about our favorite boats that travel from Staten Island to Manhattan and back--the Staten Island Ferries. Humor will be prevalent in this year's plays.

"The world has been through so much during the past few years," says Executive Director Susan Fenley. "Events that have not happened in generations, if at all, have occurred. Due to what some may call a perfect storm in the world, we at Sundog decided unequivocally to make this year's theme comedy. However writers wish to express it-whether it's high, dark, parody, farce, tragicomedy, surreal, or other-people need to laugh."

Productions dates are set for March 4 - 12, 2023

To date, Sundog has presented 118 original one-acts in the popular Ferry series. Produced plays have come from around the country and throughout the world, as well as from a number of Staten Island writers. Some plays that have premiered in the Sundog series have gone on to be printed by major publishers and produced throughout the US.

Writing Guidelines: Playwrights can submit original plays 10-25 minutes in length, not previously produced or published. Plays should have their setting on the Staten Island Ferry (but will not be performed on the Ferry).

Plays should be contemporary, involve two to three characters and require no special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props and costumes, and no special sound or lighting requirements. Writers should avoid overt and unnecessary sexl/violence/language since Sundog caters to a broad audience.

No musicals or long monologues since plays are memorized by actors in a short time.

The six playwrights whose plays are chosen by a panel of readers will receive $200 each and their plays presented onstage for five performance dates in early March on Staten Island.

Writers can send two copies, bound or stapled, as a blind submission (removable cover page with title, author, and contacts) to Sundog Theatre, "Scenes 2023", PO Box 183, Staten Island, N.Y. 10301. The play's title should be on each page. A brief synopsis and 70-word playwright bio should accompany submissions. Sundog will take plays from now until the postmarked date of December 15, 2022. The Theatre is not accepting electronic submissions. For more information, writers can go to and click on "Opportunities". The six chosen writers will be contacted directly and listed on Sundog's website early 2023.

About Sundog Theatre:

Founded in 2002, Sundog Theatre is a Staten Island-based performing arts organization with several components to its mission:

  • Original, contemporary, and thought provoking theatre in diverse venues.
  • Culturally-based school programming rooted in theatre, visual arts, dance, music & literacy programs for schools that complement classroom lessons through the arts.
  • Acting lessons offered year-round for youth from 69- 17 years of age.
  • Tri-state touring productions for schools on educational and contemporary themes.

For more information or 718-816-5453