One-Act Play Festival

Once again, the KCKCC Drama Club is sponsoring the Student One-Act Play Festival.

Any full or part-time student at KCKCC may submit a play script for judging. There is no limit to the number of submissions an applicant may make, but only one play per playwright will be produced. KCKCC Drama Club officers may submit play scripts if they disqualify themselves from the selection process.

Rules of Submissions

  • All scripts must be double-spaced and type-written. Handwritten scripts will not be judged.
  • All hard copy entries must be submitted no later than February 2, 2018 at 5 P.M. Scripts may be sent electronically to
  • There is no limit to the number of scenes, settings, and characters contained within a script but submissions can be no longer than 30 minutes in length (general rule: one page of double-spaced dialogue = one minute)
  • A separate synopsis of the script must be included with the play script.
  • The script must include a cast breakdown (separate listing and description of the characters).
  • Scripts must include any anticipated special technical requirements.
  • Scripts must be original and have never been produced before.
  • Contain a title page featuring
    1. the name of the play
    2. The name of the playwright
    3. Playwright’s address and telephone number


Judging will be done by the Drama Club officers and Theatre Department faculty.


1st place - $200
2nd place - $100
3rd place - $50

One Act Play Directors


February 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.


  • All KCKCC full and part-time students are eligible for consideration.
  • Selected play scripts are on reserve in the KCKCC library.
  • Directors should read both scripts and select one or both for consideration.
  • Directors must schedule an interview time to meet with the Drama Club officers.
  • During the interview session directors will express their directing philosophy and present their concept for production of a particular play.
  • Drama Club officers may be considered for a directing position if they disqualify themselves from the selection process.
  • Playwrights may be considered for a directing position but may not direct their own play scripts.


  • Those directors chosen will be given $100.00 to mount their individual productions. Production expenses include all settings, costumes, properties, sound, and any other incidental expenses.
  • Directors must assemble a crew for their production.
  • Directors will hold auditions on March 5, 2018 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Casting will be decided in consultation with the other directors and the Drama Club advisor.
  • Rehearsals begin March 26, 2018.
  • Directors will develop and submit a rehearsal schedule in conjunction with the other one-act play directors using 3511/12 and the PAC theatre. Schedules are due by February 19, 2018.
  • Directors will hold weekly production meetings with the technical director, advisor, and Drama Club president beginning Feb 19, 2018.
  • Directors must submit set design by February 23, 2018.

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