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Luna Stage's Short Play Festival Calls For Submissions


Luna Stage is now accepting submissions for its 7th Annual New Moon Short Play Festival. The three-day festival draws on Luna's resources as a professional regional theatre to support New Jersey playwrights, showcase local actors, spark meaningful conversation, and build community.

The selected plays will be presented at one of the three evenings, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, May 20-22, at 7:30PM. Performances will be at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ. Each evening will culminate in a talk-back with the playwrights. Wednesday, May 22 will be an evening dedicated to plays written by area high school students.

The deadline for submission is March 8. Selected plays will be announced by April 15. For full submission guidelines and further information, please visit the New Moon Short Play Festival page on the Luna Stage website at or contact

Adult and high school playwrights of all career levels may submit. Submissions must be short plays between five and ten minutes in length, or monologues of up to five minutes in length. Playwrights must be based in New Jersey to be eligible and may only submit one play each for consideration.

Luna Stage develops and produces vibrant plays about local and global experiences. Luna brings communities together for artistic events that catalyze conversations and create understanding and change. Firmly rooted in New Jersey's Valley Arts District of Orange and West Orange-a crossroads of cultures-the Company celebrates the diverse voices that surround us. Luna Stage is dedicated to eliminating barriers to participation and nurturing the next generation of audiences and artists.

Luna's classes for children and adults, and its developmental programs for early career artists, inspire community members to nurture their own creativity and vision.

Luna Stage has contributed to the development of over 80 new works for the stage, earning a reputation for artistic excellence. Some of those plays have gone on to productions in New York City and beyond. Luna's unique approach to producing, as well as the work itself, fosters an environment of inclusivity, understanding, and infinite possibility.

Call for Submissions to Short Play Festival

At Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ | 973-395-5551

Deadline to Submit: March 8

Selections Announced: April 15

Festival Schedule: May 22-24, 7:30pm

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