Strawberry One-Act Festival


The Strawberry One-Act Festival –  Summer 2017

Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue

July 13,  2017 - July 30, 2017

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 30th season, the brainchild of Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher, is a play competition in which the audience and the theatre's judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season.  Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition.  Plays move from the 1st Round to the Finals.  The playwright of the winning play receives $4,000.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant.  The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Video Diary Short Film. Deadline for Submissions for the Summer Festival is Noveember 15, 2016.  The deadline for late submissions is March 15, 2017.  To obtain an application email us at To submit full-length plays and musicals email us and request an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.

The industry judges include:
A Theatre Producer, a Literary Agent & a Casting Director.

The Strawberry One-Act Festival: The Series
Is now available for viewing On Demand.  Episodes 1 through 8 features the 31 plays presented in the festival this summer.  Viewers get to cast their votes to select which plays become Finalists.

To Pre-Order to See an Episode for $1.99 until August 10th click here.

Episodes are $3.99 each beginning Friday, August 11, 2017 Click here to see it On Demand.

The Award Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival will be on Sunday, August 27th at 7pm, In addition, some of the plays in the festival will be selected for publication in our anthology: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume Nine.
The Awards Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival
Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 7pm
Location:  31 West 34th St, 7th Fl, NYC.

To hear some testimonials from artist who have participated in the Strawberry One-Act Festival click here.
See photos on our Facebook Page from our Summer 2014 Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival.   Click Here
To see the Video Diaries Project: A Series of Short Films about the Artists in the Strawberry One-Act Festival during the Summer 2013 Click here.
You can see an excerpt from our Documentary - THE MAKING OF THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL Winter 2010 - Click Here.
Join our Email Club to receive notification of plays as they advance in the festival from Round 1, to the Semi-Finals, the Finals and The Award Ceremony - click here.
Tickets are $25 online and $27 CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.
Premium Seats are $30 online and $35 CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Kevin Hansen

The Awards Ceremony


SUNDAY, August 27th at 7pm

At the Riant Theatre, 31 West 34th Street, 7th Fl, NYC

Tickets are $25 in Advance Online

$35 on Day of Event Online

$40 at the DOOR (Cash Only)

Nominees for BEST DIRECTOR
Adam Delia (Type Cast)
Brett Douglas (Tell Me Your Crazy)
David Kahawaii IV (This Way Out)
Jonathan Downey (The Unspoken 200)
Magdalena Cychowski (Little Invisible Backpacks)
Nicholas Orvis (Sick and Tired)
Ramona Floyd (A Play on Words)
Robin Anne Joseph (The Late Gordon Kaplan)

Nominees for BEST ACTOR
Amilcar Javier (Cheesecake!)
Ehinomen Okojie (The Unspoken 200)
Ethan Coniglio (Extraordinary)
Jesse Pimentel (Tell Me Your Crazy)
Michael Piper-Younie (A Play on Words)
Miles Gutierrez-Riley (This Way Out)
Ryan Caisley (The Waiting Room)
Travis Ratts (Rousing the Head)
Nominees for BEST ACTRESS
Alexandra Berenbaum (Tell Me Your Crazy)
Devin Kessler (The Unspoken 200)
Diane L. Parker (Sick and Tired)
Jess Carillo (Type Cast)
Malinda Logan (Cheesecake!)
Marianne Chase (The Waiting Room)
Stephanie Weppler (A Play on Words)
Sara Parcesepe (Treffpunkt)
A Night at Stonewall
Banging On The Keyboard
Reverend Mother’s Final Confession
Sick and Tired
Tell Me Your Crazy
The Tale of Sam Meraux
The Unspoken 200

Sunday, August 27th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Sunday, August 27th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

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The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 6

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