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Become a Short Attention Span Theatre (SAST) Sponsor and See Your Name in Lights! Purchase a sponsorship during Garfield Center for the Arts' Short Attention Span Theatre playfest for only $10 and you'll see your name or a special message (keep it clean, folks!) projected on stage during intermission at all 9 SAST performances AND listed in the program booklet (if you choose). Businesses can purchase a sponsorship and include name, logo, and/or a message for $25. All sponsorship entries must be received no later than 3 pm on Friday, June 3. SAST will run June 24 - July 10. The play fest showcases a range of actors, directors and authors--featuring original works by local and regional playwrights. Performances are at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and Saturdays at 2 pm. Tickets are $20, and $10 for students. Plays include some adult content and may not be suitable for children under 14. Purchase your tickets online at www.garfieldcenter.org, call 410.810.2060, or visit the Garfield Box Office at 210 High Street in Chestertown. Use the form below to submit your entry. You will be prompted upon completion to make your payment.

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    SAST Call for Scripts It's that time of year again! The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre is embarking on the exciting annual adventure in theatre known as "Short Attention Span Theatre".  For those not in the know, that's our annual 10-minute play festival. Performance dates are June 24-26, July 1-3 and July 8-10. We are seeking scripts for 10-minute plays. * Non-LPS (Live Playwrights' Society (https://liveplaywrightssociety.org/) members may submit up to three 10-minute plays. * LPS members may submit up to five 10-minute plays. * Please include a cover sheet with your contact information (email, phone, mobile). * We anonymize submitted scripts before they are read by our panel of judges, so please refrain from putting your name anywhere except the cover sheet.  (Seriously, please don’t make our anonymizer’s job any harder -- thanks!) * Please send your scripts in PDF format. * Your play will fare better if it is well formatted.  Look for links on the Live Playwrights' Society (https://liveplaywrightssociety.org/) site for tips on formatting. * Please email your submissions to sastplays@garfieldcenter.org The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Here is our play selection process:
    1. Submissions are anonymized and then read by our panel of judges.
    2. Our panel of judges selects a number of submitted plays which are then offered to our group of directors.
    3. You can see which plays made it through to directors on the SAST info page:
    https://www.garfieldcenter.org/sast/ (click Playwright)
    1. Our directors select from this list (in addition to a list of published plays).
    2. We will announce our final selections by June 1st.
    Good luck & get to typing 🙂 Mark Sullivan SAST 2022 Executive Producer    
    Stay tuned for Director info!
    https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/sast-open-auditions-5/all/ Stay tuned for more actor updates!

    For Playwrights

    It’s that time of year again! The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre is embarking on the exciting annual adventure in theatre known as “Short Attention Span Theatre”. For those not in the know, that’s our annual 10-minute play festival. Performance dates are June 21-23, June 28-30 and July 5-7.

    We are seeking scripts for 10-minute plays.

    • Non-LPS (Live Playwrights’ Society – https://liveplaywrightssociety.org/) members may submit one 10-minute play. Choose your very best!
    • LPS members may submit up to five 10-minute plays.
    • In recent years we have been blown away by the overwhelming number of scripts we have received for SAST. We love this! And we can’t keep it up. In the interest of preserving the sanity of our Reader’s Panel, we will stop accepting Non-LPS scripts after we receive 400 scripts.
    • We like to have our “10-minute plays” actually be approximately 10 minutes long, give or take a minute or so. Please do not submit plays which are too long or too short.
    • We anonymize submitted scripts before they are read by our Reader’s Panel, so please refrain from putting your name anywhere except an optional cover sheet. (Seriously, please don’t make our anonymizer’s job any harder — thanks!)
    • Please send your scripts in PDF format.
    • Your play will fare better if it is well formatted. Look for links on the Live Playwrights’ Society (https://liveplaywrightssociety.org/) site for tips on formatting.
    • Please use OUR NEW ONLINE FORMS below to submit your work.

    The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm GFriday, March 8, 2024.

    Here is our play selection process:

    • Submissions are anonymized and then read by our Reader’s Panel.
    • Our Reader’s Panel selects a number of submitted plays which are then offered to our group of Directors.
    • You can see which plays made it through to Directors on this page in the Directors section
    • Our Directors select from this list (and potentially from a list of published plays).
      We will announce our final selections by June 1st.

    Questions? Email sastplays@garfieldcenter.org

    Good luck & get to typing

    Mark Sullivan
    SAST 2024 Executive Producer

    * Please use OUR NEW ONLINE FORMS to submit your work.

    Stay tuned for script selection updates!

    AUDITIONS

    Saturday, April 20 @ 2pm
    Monday, April 22 @ 7pm
    Tuesday, April 23 @ 7pm

    At the Garfield Center for the Arts, playwrights, directors and actors who delight in the art of the 10-minute play are at it again! “Short Attention Span Theatre” (SAST) offers an evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for ‘just. long. enough.’

    Auditions for this year’s SAST will be held at the Garfield Center on Saturday, April 20 @ 2pm, Monday, April 22 @ 7pm, and Tuesday, April 23 @ 7pm. We are seeking actors and stage crew. Auditions will consist of cold readings from scripts being considered for presentation.

    “Short Attention Span Theatre” will run three weekends: June 21 – July 7. The plays will feature a multitude of actors and directors as well as continuing its long tradition of premiering original works by local playwrights and playwrights from around the world.

    For any additional inquiries about SAST, please contact GCA Executive Director Steven Arnold at sarnold@garfieldcenter.org.