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July 28, 2024



International Short Play Festival

Left Edge Theatre, Santa Rosa, California

Hindsight 2024

A Staged Reading of 10 x 10-minute plays
Sunday, July 28 at The California Theatre, Santa Rosa, CA

Left Edge Theatre is calling for submissions of new short plays for its annual Hindsight Festival, now in its fourth year. Left Edge is located at The California Theatre in downtown Santa Rosa, Sonoma County - the heart of wine country and just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco.


Playwrights from around the world are invited to send in submissions. Winners will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with the director and cast before the performance, online or in person.



Hindsight plays focus on events happening now or within the last 12 months. Our theme this year is intelligence in all its forms - human, artificial, emotional, secret, divine, perhaps more. Your play can be in any genre, but it must be new, current, and demonstrate the theme “Intelligence” in creative and imaginative ways.


The Rules: 

Your play must be no longer than 10 minutes.

Your play must not have been previously performed in Sonoma County, CA.

Playwrights may only submit up to two plays each.

Small casts preferred.

Stage directions will be read aloud during performance and are encouraged to help set the scene and explain the action.

Playwrights must include a brief explanation of why the play fits the theme “Intelligence.”


Why you should apply:

10 winning plays will receive a live staged reading by Left Edge actors at The California Theatre, a performing arts venue in downtown Santa Rosa.

Winning plays will be published in a print collection.

The performance will be filmed and a free link of the recording made available to you.

Winning playwrights will gain exposure and new relationships with the Left Edge artistic community and Sonoma County audiences.


How to apply:

In fewer than 100 words, tell us how your play addresses the theme “Intelligence.”

Email your answer together with your play (in Word or pdf format only) to: 

Deadline: May 17, 2024


Questions? Email: 

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