Strawberry One-Act Festival


The Strawberry One-Act Festival –  March 2019

Theatre 54 @ Shetler's Studio
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
March 13, 2019 - March 24, 2019

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 32nd season, the brainchild of Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher, is a play competition in which the audience and the theatre's judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season.  Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition.  Plays move from the 1st Round to the Finals.  The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant.  The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Set Design and Best Video Diary Short Film. Deadline for Submissions for the March 2019 Festival is September 15, 2018.  Late submissions is anything received after September 15, 2018.  To obtain an application email us at To submit full-length plays, musicals, variety acts, cabaret acts, improv shows, sketch comedy shows and readings email us and request an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.

The industry judges include:
A Theatre Producer, a Literary Agent, an Actor & a Casting Director.

The Award Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival will be on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 6PM. In addition, some of the plays in the festival will be selected for publication in our anthology: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume Nine.
The Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival

Meet, Mix & Mingle and see a Screening of
The Video Diaries Project
Saturday, March 2nd.  Time: TBD
At Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 10th Fl, Studio 10D, NYC
Between 36th & 37th St.

The Awards Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival
Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Location:  Theatre 54 @ Shetler's Studio, 12th Fl, NYC.
To hear some testimonials from artist who have participated in the Strawberry One-Act Festival click here.
See photos on our Facebook Page from our Summer 2014 Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival.   Click Here
To see the Video Diaries Project: A Series of Short Films about the Artists in the Strawberry One-Act Festival during the Summer 2013 Click here.
You can see an excerpt from our Documentary - THE MAKING OF THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL Winter 2010 - Click Here.
Join our Email Club to receive notification of plays as they advance in the festival from Round 1, to the Semi-Finals, the Finals and The Award Ceremony - click here.
Tickets are $25 online and $27 CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Kevin Hansen

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Email us at to obtain an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival March 2019. (15-30 minute plays.) 

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Email us at to obtain an Application for the
Strawberry One-Act Festival.

The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 6

Volume 7