PLAYZAPALOOZA!  2017 JUNE 2 - 18 2017

Backstage at SPTC (Santa Paula Theater Center) is now seeking scripts for its eighth annual production of original one act plays, Playzapalooza! 2017!
Submission Guidelines
  • Plays should run approximately 10 to 20 minutes in length.
  • Each writer may submit up to three plays, but no more than 45 pages total. 
  • Submissions will only be accepted electronically.  Send pdf or Word files to
  • Include a list of characters with any relevant description either on the title page or the 2nd page.  A teaser or synopsis is also appreciated.
  • Including a bio or list of credits is optional.
  • Previously produced plays are permissible.
  • Submissions must be received by February 28, 2017.
  • Writers of plays selected for production will share in royalties of $300 to be split among them.
Important Information
·                 Backstage at SPTC is a “black box” theater.  Plays are simply staged with minimal set pieces, props and set dressing. 
·                 Backstage at SPTC is a forum for new and original works.  Strong language and adult situations are common.
·                 Submission of any plays implies that the author grants permission to Backstage at SPTC to produce their work.  Rights of all plays remain the sole copyright and property of its author.
·                 Writers of plays selected for production are invited to the opening night performance along with a guest, will receive two complimentary tickets to another performance during its run, and will be able to experience every performance at no charge.
·                 Due to the sheer volume of submissions, writers of plays not selected for performance will not be personally contacted.
·                 Performance dates are June 2-18, 2017.
Please do not call the SPTC Box Office with questions regarding this production Instead, send your inquiries to  You may also visit for additional information regarding events.

Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno 

One-person show with Andrew Garrett.  Directed by Leticia Mattson and Allan Noel.  

March 24, 25, & 31 at 8 pm and Mar. 26 and Apr. 2 at 2:30

THOM PAIN (based on nothing) by Will Eno Comes to 
Santa Paula Theater Center opens its Backstage @ SPTC  2017 season with the one-man play  THOM PAIN (based on nothing) by playwright WILL ENO for 5 performances March 24, 25, & 31 at 8 pm and Mar. 26 and Apr. 2 at 2:30. Backstage at SPTC is the Santa Paula Theater Center's alternative venue also located at 125. So. 7th St. on the corner of Main St. and 7th in historic downtown Santa Paula.  Tickets for THOM PAIN (based on nothing) are 18.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors and students (not recommended for anyone under 12). Reservations may be made online or by calling the box office at 805.525.4645.
Thom Pain (based on nothing), a BS@SPTC Creature Company production, featuring Andrew Garrett is an astonishingly abstract night in the theater with our character trying to save his life and yours.  Reviews have revealed it to be " of those treasured nights in the theater." NY Times  "Eno has emerged as one of the most original young playwrights on the scene.  He is one of the few writers who can convert discomfort and outright agony into such pleasure." —Time Out NY.
It's hard to imagine more dazzling writing on any stage…Eno is light, rhythmic and meticulous." —London Daily Telegraph.
Supporting Andrew Garrett as Thom Pain are Leticia Mattson and Allan Noel directing, Leticia Mattson producing and Berniece Bird as Stage Manager.
Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno
Performed by Andrew Garrett
Backstage at Santa Paula Theater Center at 125 So. 7th Street, Santa Paula
Mar. 24, 25, and 31 at 8:00 PM  Mar. 26 and Apr. 2 at 2:30 Sunday Matinees or 805.525.4645 for reservations
Press Contact:  Leticia Mattson 805.878.5201


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