SkyPilot Theatre Company, a nonprofit ensemble company of actors, directors and designers producing new works for the Los Angeles theater-going audience, will present a selection of original one-act plays this fall. Playwrights are invited to submit works based on the theme “Future Shock.”
“Future Shock,” a 1970 book written by Alvin and Heidi Toffler, who define the term as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies under the pressures of “too much change in too short a period of time.” The book predicts that a post-industrial society will be marked by a culture where everything ranging from goods to human relationships will be temporary and the familiarity that institutions (family, national identity, religion, professions) once provided will be lost.
Playwrights are asked to submit works that deal with any of the following issues: too-rapid change, a transient society, the dangers of an overpopulated world, or the sense of the familiar or old institutions quickly fading away. These acts can be dramas; comedies; satires; be funny or sad; involve any genre, be based in reality, fantasy or science fiction and be for or against any position.
Plays are required to be a maximum of 20 to 30 minutes in length with no more than six to eight characters. All plays must be original, never produced material and not adaptations or musicals. Historical costumes and elaborate sets will not be allowed. While the subject can be for or against the chosen theme, no diatribes will be accepted.
The deadline for one-acts to be submitted is Sept. 1. A submission fee of $20 is required, and can be submitted from PayPal or Venmo to email@example.com. Please submit plays with “One Act Festival” in the subject line to the same email address above by Sept. 1.
For information, visit skypilottheatre.com.
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