Saturday, June 13, 2020
We are thrilled to announce The Edge Fest Eight 2020:

         The Home For Retired Canadian Girlfriends by John Bavoso
         Just Cogs In The Machine by Scott Gibson
         Memento Mori by Jonathan Cook
         The Missing Link by Emily Hageman
         Next Year by Bethany Dickens
         Red Table 3 by Dennis Moore
         The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Steven Doloff
         Yours and Mine by Glenn Alterman



Friday, June 12, 2020
We are pleased to announce our 2020 Edge Fest Semifinalists.

         And One More Thing by Lonnie McGuire
         Coming To Town by Keith Whalen
         Genuinely Here by Kate Thomas
         Heart Condition by Eric Thomas
         The Home For Retired Canadian Girlfriends by John Bavoso
         How Nice of You to Ask by Rich Rubin
         Just Cogs In The Machine by Scott Gibson
         Memento Mori by Jonathan Cook
         The Missing Link by Emily Hageman
         Next Year by Bethany Dickens
         Palau by Rob Salerno
         Psychic Swipe by Peter Dakutis
         Quandary in Verse by Alexander Perez
         Sisyphus's Day Off by Aren Haun
         Stunned by Trevor Suthers
         Thank You For Your Service by Mike Solomonson
         Red Table 3 by Dennis Moore
         The Ripple Effect by Arianna Rose
         The Tensile Strength of String by Steven A. Shapiro
         The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Steven Doloff
         The Piazza by Barbara Anderson
         Trapped by Barry Wood
         Unheard by Glenn Alterman
         Untethered by Judy Klass
         Yours and Mine by Glenn Alterman

         Congratulations!


Friday, April 3, 2020



Saturday, January 4, 2020
The submission window for EdgeFest 2020 is now open!



EDGE FEST 2020 INFO:
Seven (or Eight) ten-minute plays will be selected to receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest 2020 on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th.
The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100), The Legacy Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, April 25th following the final production.

Plays with a previous production preferred, but not necessary (staged readings included). Sorry, no musicals. There is a $5 submission fee.

The seven selected plays will be announced in mid-March.
The seven selected plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100), The Legacy Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).

Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. Playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but attendance is not required.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
   Email Submissions To: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com
   1) The subject line MUST be the TITLE OF YOUR PLAY, followed by Edge Fest 2020. (TITLE_OF_PLAY: Edge Fest 2020)

   2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
          Title of the play
         Playwright’s contact information:
         Full Name
         Full Mailing Address
         Phone number(s) AND email address
         Production history including readings.

   3) Attach the play to the email in PDF, DOC or DOCX format as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
      The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
      The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).

   4) DEADLINE is Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.

                                                                                                      

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Congratulations to our Edge Fest 2019 Winners:

Judge's Award
   1st: The Orchid by Emily Hageman
   2nd: The Off Chance by Teri Foltz
   3rd: Ailurophobia by Scott Gibson

Audience Choice Award
   1st: What's A Little Ax Between Friends by Joe Starzyk
   2nd: Ailorophobia by Scott Gibson
   3rd: The Off Chance by Teri Foltz




Monday, April 29, 2019
We are pleased to announce The Edge Fest Eight 2019:

Ailurophobia by Scott Gibson
   Focus by Lezlie Revelle Zucker
   Grow Up Juliet by Rex McGregor
   Strange Bedfellows by Peggy Dougherty
   The Off Chance by Teri Foltz
   The Orchid by Emily Hageman
   The Prize by Rollin Jewett
   What's A Little Ax Between Friends by Joe Starzyk

The Edge Fest Eight will receive a full production on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Birdhouse Theatre.


Thursday, April 25, 2019
We are pleased to announce the TOP 25 Semifinalists for Edge Fest 2019.
   After by Glenn Alterman
   After The Intervention by W.L. Newkirk
   Ailurophobia by Scott Gibson
   A Semicolon Is A Double by Larry Rinkel
   Emotional Baggage by Jake Lewis
   Focus by Lezlie Revelle Zucker
   Frameworks by Mike McGeever
   Grow Up Juliet by Rex McGregor
   Last Drinks by Greg Gould
   Minor Deviations by Erin Osgood
   Once Upon A Time by Joe Bergin
   Performance Art by Judy Klass
   Runed by Jonathan Josephson
   Saul by Colleen O'Doherty
   Selling of the Shrine by Jim Kitchens
   Strange Bedfellows by Peggy Dougherty
   Strings by Brian Cern
   The Insured by Sandra Hosking
   The Last Shirt Off His Back by Jim Moss
   The Off Chance by Teri Foltz
   The One Who Got Away by Tony Pasqualini
   The Orchid by Emily Hageman
   The Prize by Rollin Jewett
   The Trouble With Maisie by Greg Lam and Walt McGough
   What's A Little Ax Between Friends by Joe Starzyk




Sunday, January 13, 2019
Submissions are now being accepted for Edge Fest 2019.


EDGE FEST 2019 INFO:
Seven selected plays will receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th.
The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, May 25th following the final production.

Plays with a previous production preferred, but not necessary (staged readings included). Sorry, no musicals. There is a $5 submission fee.

The seven selected plays will be announced in mid April.
The seven selected plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).
Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. Playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but attendance is not required.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com

1) The subject line MUST be the TITLE OF YOUR PLAY, followed by Edge Fest 2019. (ORANGE FLOWERS: Edge Fest 2019)
2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
Title of the play
Playwright’s contact information:
Full name
Full mailing address
Phone number(s) AND email address
Production history including readings.
3) Attach the play to the email in PDF, DOC or DOCX format as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).
4) DEADLINE is Friday, March 15, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.




Monday, November 26, 2018
We are pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for The Marriage Counselor. You deserve a good laugh and so does someone you love.
Check out our Facebook page here for more information.





Tuesday, September 4, 2018
The Last Five Years tickets are now on sale.
UPDATE: Check out the article from The Union-Recorder here

 



Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Congratulations to our winners!
Judge's Award
1st: The Way It Really, Truly, Almost Was by Brendan Healy
2nd: A Biology Lesson by Sandy Dietrick
3rd: A Mist Upon The Window by Nick Rafello

Audience Choice Award
1st: A Biology Lesson by Sandy Dietrick
2nd: The Way It Really, Truly, Almost Was by Brendan Healy
3rd: A Mist Upon The Window by Nick Rafello







Monday, May 21, 2018
Edge Fest 2018 is this week!
Meet Our Playwrights here!




Thursday, April 26, 2018
We are pleased to announce, The Edge Fest 2018 selected plays.

The Edge Fest Eight 2018:
   A Biology Lesson by Sandy Dietrick
   A Mist Upon The Window by Nick Rafello
   A Playwright’s Dream by Jonathon Ward
   Jump by Gina Femia
   Longshot by Aren Haun
   Pardoning The Turkeys by Peter Dakutis
   The Way It Really Truly Almost Was by Brendan Healy
   Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

The Edge Fest Eight will receive a full production on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Birdhouse Theatre.

The EdgeFest 2018 Top 25 / Semi-finalists:
   172 Push-Ups by Scott Mullen
   Alive by Jennifer Stafford
   All The Answers by Mark Cornell
   Anna’s Wings by Angela Jackson-Brown
   English Majors by Donna Warwick
   Flight of the Cows by Rex McGregor
   Forgiveness by Albi Gorn
   Harassment by William Ivor Fowkes
   I Got You, Babe by Anthony L. Mariani
   Just That Sort Of Day by Lawson Caldwell
   Locker 142 by W.L. Newkirk
   Manhunt by Teri Foltz
   My Scale Is Lying To Me by Scott Mullen
   Naked by Morley Shulman
   Trofimov, A Student by William Orem
   Undone by Diane Sampson We Need To Talk by Loretta Bolger Wish



Friday, April 13, 2018
Leveling Up opens today!
Check out The Union-Recorder's article here.



Monday, January, 2018
We are pleased to announce Edge Fest 2018!

EDGE FEST 2018 INFO:
Seven selected plays will receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th.
The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, May 26th following the final production.

Plays with a previous production preferred, but not necessary (staged readings included). Sorry, no musicals. There is a $5 submission fee.

The seven selected plays will be announced in early April.
The seven selected plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).
Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. Playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but attendance is not required.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com

1) The subject line MUST be the TITLE OF YOUR PLAY, followed by Edge Fest 2018. (ORANGE FLOWERS: Edge Fest 2018)
2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
Title of the play
Playwright’s contact information:
Full name
Full mailing address
Phone number(s) AND email address
Production history including readings.
3) Attach the play to the email in PDF, DOC or DOCX format as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).
4) DEADLINE is Saturday, March 10, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.






Sunday, May 28, 2017
Congratulations to our 2017 Edge Fest Winners!
Audience Choice Award
   1st - Cafe d'Automatique by Dave Hanson
   2nd - Priority Shipping by Will Morris
   3rd - Character Assassination by Robert O'Connell

Judge's Award
    1st - Priority Shipping by Will Morris
   2nd - Compos Mentis by Marilyn Millstone
   3rd - Gospel According to Bowser by Dan Borengasser.


Monday, May 22, 2017
EdgeFest 2017 is this week!
-Checkout Broadway World Atlanta and their article about EdgeFest.

-Meet Our 2017 Playwrights here.



Thursday, April 20, 2017
Birdhouse Theatre and Edge Fest 2017 are thrilled to announce the eight selected plays for production on May 26 and May 27.

The Edge Fest Eight:
   Buster & Johnny - Jim Vejvoda
   Cafe d'Automatique - Dave Hanson
    Character Assassination - Robert O'Connell
   Compos Mentis - Marilyn Millstone
   Gospel According to Bowser - Dan Borengasser
   Never Too Old - Larry Nadler + Jose Torres
   Priority Shipping - Will Morris
   Turn!Turn!Turn! - Bara Swain

Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
TOP 25! (Yes, we know there are 27) We are pleased to announce our Top 25 Finalists for Edge Fest 2017:
   A Balancing Act - Carl L. Williams
   Bad Night at the Birdhouse - Lonnie McGuire
   Bless Me Father - Joe Starzyk
   Bodega - Adam Seidel
   Bread - Randy Lee Gross
   Buster & Johnny - Jim Vejvoda
   Buzzkill - Rollin Jewett
   Cafe d'Automatique - Dave Hanson
   Character Assassination - Robert O'Connell
   Closet Case - Judd Lear Silverman
   Color Me Screwed - Nedra Pezold Roberts
   Compos Mentis - Marilyn Millstone
   Curtain Call - George Plautz
   Don't Call Me Cupid - Jonathan Cook
   Dress - Naga Nataka
   Flight Pattern - Lezlie Revelle
   Freedom We Fear - Lewis Morrow
   Gospel According to Bowser - Dan Borengasser
   Never Give Up - James Hutchinson
   Never Too Old - Veronica Torres
   The Off Chance - Teri Foltz
   Priority Shipping - Will Morris
   Schrodinger Takes His Cat To The Vet - Douglas Rees
   Skin Deep - Kristin A. Hanratty
   The Wedding - Joe Weintraub
   Turn!Turn!Turn! - Bara Swain
   Welfare - Anne Flanagan


Sunday, March 16, 2017
The submission window for Edge Fest 2017 is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! We look forward to reading everyone's work and
hope to be making announcements in mid to late April. For more submission opportunities, visit PlaySubmissionsHelper.com/blog


Sunday, January 1, 2017
We are pleased to announce Edge Fest 2017!

EDGE FEST 2017
INFO:
Seven selected plays will receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th.
The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, May 27th following the final production.

Plays must have had a previous production, staged readings included. Sorry, no musicals.
There is a $5 submission fee.

The seven selected plays will be announced in earl April.
The seven winning plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).
Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. The seven selected playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but
attendance is not required.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com

1) The subject line MUST be EDGE FEST 2017, followed by the title of your play. (EDGE FEST 2017 Submission: ORANGE FLOWERS)
2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
Title of the play
Playwright’s contact information:
Full name
Full mailing address
Phone number(s) AND email address
Production history
3) Attach the play to the email as pdf or in word as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).
.pdf or .doc are the only formats we accept.
4) DEADLINE is Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.



Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What an amazing weekend! The reviews were great and the audiences were wonderful! We are proud to announce our winners.

Audience Choice Award:
   1st: Little Black Dress by Bara Swain
   2nd: The Third Person by Dan Borengasser
   3rd: The Nude by W.L. Newkirk

Judges Award:
   1st: Little Black Dress by Bara Swain
   2nd: The Nude by W.L. Newkirk
   3rd: A Dog Dreams by Jeffrey Fischer Smith

Congratulations to all involved!



Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Learn all about our selected Edge Fest playwrights.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016
WINNERS Announced! - We are thrilled to announce the seven selected plays for production on May 27- 28:
   A Dog Dreams - Jeffrey Fischer Smith
   Already Forgotten - Tony Pasqualini
   Ava Maria - Anne Flanagan
   Chisholm Trail - Olga Humphrey
   Little Black Dress - Bara Swain
   The Nude - W.L. Newkirk
   The Third Person - Dan Borengasser
Congratulations!



Monday, April 18, 2016
FINALISTS Announced! - We are pleased to announce the 17 finalists for Edge Fest 2016:
   A Dog Dreams - Jeffrey Fischer Smith
   Aces - Leland Frankel
   Already Forgotten - Tony Pasqualini
   Ava Maria - Anne Flanagan
   Chisholm Trail - Olga Humphrey
   Digging Up Hoffa - Dave Carley
   Little Black Dress - Bara Swain
   Maxine - Paul Kalburgi
   Tango Mike - Aleks Merilo
   Terminal - Anne Welsbacher
   The Nude - W.L. Newkirk
   The Third Person - Dan Borengasser
   The Wisteria Bar- Sharon Dilworth
   Threatened Panda Fights Back - Rex McGregor
   Undone - Diane Sampson
   Welcome To Afterlife - Eric Weil
   Yarn - Scott Mullen
Congratulations! The 7 Selected plays to be performed at Edge Fest 2016 will be announced later this week.
Thank you to everyone who submitted. Our decision was difficult with the abundance of rich plays. The future of theatre is alive and well!



Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The submission window for Edge Fest is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.
We are looking forward to reading everyone's work and hope to be making announcements by April 15, 2016.
For more submission opportunities, visit PlaySubmissionsHelper.com/blog for a list of tons of contests and other play submission opportunities.



Friday, January 15, 2016
We are pleased to officially announce Edge Fest 2016!

EDGE FEST 2016
INFO:
Seven selected plays will receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th.
The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, May 28th following the final production.

Plays may have previous productions, but unproduced work is preferred. Sorry, no musicals.
There is a $5 submission fee.

The seven selected plays will be announced by Friday, April 15th.
The seven winning plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).
Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. The seven selected playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but
attendance is not required.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com

1) The subject line MUST be EDGE FEST 2016, followed by the title of your play. (EDGE FEST 2016 Submission: ORANGE FLOWERS)
2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
Title of the play
Playwright’s contact information:
Full name
Full mailing address
Phone number(s) AND email address
Production history (if any)
3) Attach the play to the email as pdf or in word as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).
.pdf or .doc are the only formats we accept.
4) DEADLINE is Tuesday, March 15 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.

 



Birdhouse Theatre is an incubator for professionally driven artists, of multiple mediums, that recruits and nurtures talent, while delivering professional quality. Utilizing local and outside talent, while educating and enhancing civic engagement of modern issues, we hope to create dividends of participants driven and motivated by the arts to be active citizens. Richard Nelson recently wrote that a theatre at its essence is simply a kind of intimate human relationship between an artist and the audience. Today, television networks fight for the rights to “time-sensitive” events where audiences share in a feeling at the same time. This is where theatres have and continue to thrive. All one needs is an empty space and a shared amount of time where live human beings are in front of live human beings to share. Birdhouse Theatre seeks to continually provide a theatre experience that creates culture, motivation, engagement, economic development, intelligence and growth of a community.