THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR SCRIPT FOR YOUNG AT HEARTLAND’S SPRING SEMESTER. WE RECEIVED A WONDERFUL RESPONSE FROM ACROSS THE U.S.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHOSE SCRIPTS WERE SELECTED FOR THE SPRING:
CONFESSION by Bruce Boeck
HOW TO RAISE PRESSURE by Lynda Straw
IN A PICKLE by Kathleen Clesson
MUSTARD or MAYONNAISE by Eric Weill
PUDDLES by Kathleen Kirk
RED CARNATIONS by Bruce Boeck
TIME SHARE IN THE WOODS by Dave Krostal & Cristen Monson
THE DEVIL IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE by Bob Weldon
MAXINE QUIPS by Carol Baker
Watch for our next Call for Scripts!
Young at Heartland, our senior (55+) acting troupe, is always looking for new mini-scripts (really, really short) for their showcase performances and touring troupe in the community. There is a Spring and a Fall semester, where scripts will be called for. The best scripts deal with a senior moment, conflict or situation. Currently we are collecting scripts for Spring 2023 with a deadline of March 15, 2023.
We take the following into consideration when selecting scripts:
This helps keep things uniform so we can see lines and pages at a glance:
Courier font, 12 point
Character name centered above the speaking line
3-5 Page Scripts
We try to keep each performance piece around 4-5 minutes.
Three pages isn’t too short. The average scene is taking at
least 1½ minutes per page.
Short Lines and Sentences
It works well when dialogue between characters is 1 or 2
sentences. Longer responses tend to slow down the
performance. An occasionally longer response is OK. Just
Every script needs some sort of conflict. It can be between
people, between people and a situation, or even people and
the world at large. It’s the conflict and its possible
resolution that keeps it interesting! Better yet if the situation
is one seniors would identity with!
Humor is another essential in most of our scripts. We do
have the occasional drama, but mostly we do comedies.
Keeping it light-hearted, with banter and humor helps.
Scripts with Women
If your inspired piece calls for a male, that is fine. We have a few of those! In the past, if we don’t have enough parts for women, we have asked a playwright if they would consider altering a part to accommodate the female role.
How to Submit Your Script
Send your script to [email protected] in an email with your script attached in PDF format.
Be sure to put your full name and title of the play in the Subject Line. Once all scripts are reviewed, selections will be made and you will be notified if your script is a good fit and if we can use your script.