MAC One-Acts

Middletown, NJ – The Middletown Arts Center is excited to open its call for submissions to The MAC ONE-ACTS, a play-reading festival featuring original, one-act works by New Jersey playwrights. Entries from New Jersey residents ages 13 and older will be accepted and must be original, unpublished scripts adhering to standard professional play format with run-times of no longer than 30 minutes. Submission deadline is Friday, May 13th at 11:59 p.m.

Submission Guidelines

Entrants must be residents of New Jersey who can physically attend the event and any necessary rehearsals, meetings, etc. Only ONE submission per playwright Plays must be ONE-ACT with a run-time no longer than 30 minutes Limit of five characters Scripts must be ORIGINAL, UNPUBLISHED works appropriate for all ages. Scripts should adhere to the standard professional play format. The name of the play and page number should appear on all pages. Include a synopsis and casting/character breakdown.

To enter, visit The selection of finalists will be announced on Monday, May 16th. For questions or more information, please email [email protected] or call 732.706.4100.

This is the third edition of the highly successful festival which began as a virtual event in 2020 and was then presented on the MAC’s tented patio last spring. This year, the festival will be held in the MAC’s spacious theater on Saturday, June 4th at 7 p.m. and will feature readings of each selected play by local actors. The festival is free and open to the public and donations are appreciated.

The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station). Free parking is available onsite with additional free parking available in the train station metered lot on weekday evenings after 6 p.m. and weekends.
For more information, please call 732.706.4100 or visit

About the Middletown Arts Center

The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, NJ that offers performances, exhibitions, classes and camps centering on the arts. It is conveniently located across from the Middletown train station and its newly expanded MAC Annex is minutes away at the Middletown Reformed Church’s Education Building. The MAC is operated by a non-profit 501(c)(3), the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, which is dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities. Visit for more information and to join our mailing list for updates on classes, camps and activities.

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