Submission Guidelines

Write us a play!

Collective 48 (the creators of Two! Short! Plays!),in association with Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre, is producing the Houston outpost of The Future is Female Festival!

2017 is the inaugural year of The Future Is Female Festival, a national festival taking place in cities around the country.  The Future is Female Festival invites women playwrights of all backgrounds to create short plays on the subject “the future is female” and what that looks like and/or means to them.

Deadline for submission has been extended to: February 12, 2017.

The Festival will take place March 15, 19, & 26 2017.

Submission Guidelines

  • Open to any female playwright who currently resides in the state of Texas
  • The play must be a complete play on the subject “the future is female”
  • 1-4 actors maximum
  • Play should be 5-10 minutes in length
    • Standard playwriting format is preferred: 5-12 double-spaced pages, size 12 font, Courier New or Times New Roman recommended
    • Play should have the playwright’s name and contact information on the title page
    • No excerpts from longer works, please.
    • Anything over 15 minutes will not be considered
  • PDF, .doc, or .docx format please!
  • The Future is Female festival celebrates the diversity of female voices. Please include a brief statement (200 word max) describing how your voice will make an impact in terms of diversity: What about you is special or unique?
  • Email submissions to with FUTURE IS FEMALE SUBMISSION in the subject line. There is no limit to the number of plays an individual playwright can submit. Paper submissions are not accepted.