• ShowOff! 2014

    Our International Playwiting Festival

    Performances from 1/3/2014 through 1/12/2014

    7 tem minute Plays with 7 amazing Directors and a honorable mention Reader's Theatre Bonus Play.

    SHOWOFF! 2014 is our subscriber favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue! Enjoy seven 10-minute plays - all world premieres! And you get to vote for the winner. Adult themes and  language.

  • SHOWOFF! 2014

    January 3 – 12 - 2014

    Our subscriber favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue! Seven 10-minute plays - all world premieres!


  • Drama, Comedy, Intrigue and Mystery are all on the plate for our playwriting festival. You vote for the winning plays ... and every play is a World Premiere! Last year our International Playwriting Festival was sold out for virtually every performance so be sure to get your tickets early. Each night you will enjoy comedy, mystery, drama and intrigue and you get to vote on the winning plays! 7 different directors ... 7 different plays ... what more could you ask? Nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Readers Theater" directed by Gary McCarver.

    This Year's: ShowOff! 2014 Playwriting Winners

     First Place WinnerShowOff








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     What it takes to submit your play for ShowOffs

    This is a 10-minute playwriting festival. All plays must be performed in approximately 10 minutes.The work must have a beginning that grabs your attention, a middle with some meat and character development, and an ending that makes sense. It can surprise you, shock you, make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, but it must have an ending.Everything else! Is the dialog natural for the characters created? Are the characters ones that an audience can hate, love, believe ... is there some emotion touched? Is it something that an audience will remember? Something to tell someone else about? In short, is it a good story!Rules for submitting your plays

    Deadline is October 15th of each year. We target to announce top 7 plays and honorable mentions by the second week of December. Performances are scheduled for January of each year. A $10.00 per play entry fee is required for submissions. Once we receive your original 10-minute play we will acknowledge the receipt of your script and $10.00 fee by post card or by e-mail. Please submit your plays unbound (stapled is OK) with your full contact info on the title page.

    Submitted plays can be on any subject

    We do like to have one or two quality dramas along with a selection of comedies, so consider touching our hearts as well as our funny bones! We're not able to produce musicals in this venue, and the audience is principally adults, so plays for children are not appropriate, but as a community theatre we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, so plays with an excessive amount of @!%#!X* words or graphic violence need to have an incredible message ... shock value, although allowed, doesn't rank a winning vote with most audiences.

    Please mail your plays and entry fees to:

    ShowOff! 2014
    Camino Real Playhouse
    31776 El Camino Real
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675