Panndora's Box 


Don't miss the deadline, playwrights! It's coming up! We've received over 100 plays from all over the country (even a few from overseas). There's some fabulous work in these pieces. This year's Festival will be a doozy!

In other good news, we are delighted that this year's Festival will be held at the Garage Theatre in Long Beach, CA, over the weekend of September 5-7, 2014. Looking forward to collaborating with the folks at Garage and Alive Theatres.


New works, full length or long one acts (over 60 minutes), which have not been previously produced are eligible for consideration for Panndora's 8th Annual Festival of New Works to be held this fall.

For the last 3 years, we have produced one of the winning plays, Fragile Thing Cracks by Ben Jolivet this year, Catching the Butcher by Adam Seidel in 2013, and Hook Ups by Alexandra Petri in 2012. We are proud of this record and committed to looking first in Panndora's Box for our productions. No guarantees, but you never know . . . .

Playwrights, send us your treasures.


Five plays will be selected to be read over the weekend, one Friday night and two on both Saturday and Sunday. Each play will be cast with experienced actors and will have the benefit of an experienced director. In addition, each play will receive a critique from a professional theatre critic and written audience comments. If the winner is not able to attend the Festival, we will provide a video recording of the reading.

How to submit your plays~ 

There are two ways to submit works to Panndora's Box. The preferred way is to email them directly to, or you can mail a hard copy to Sonja Berggren at P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853. If you submit by mail and want your script returned, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope. You may submit 2 plays for consideration.

Deadline for submission - July 1, 2014
Reading submission fee ~ $10

Because this festival has been so successful from an artistic standpoint, and because we want to continue to hold these festivals in the future, we assess a reading submission fee of $10 per script to help offset our costs, which include theatre rental, copying scripts, printing programs, advertising, professional reviewers.

There are two ways to pay the fee: the old fashioned way of writing a check to:
Panndora Productions
P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853
or paying on line through Paypal, using the form below.

Pay Submission Fee Online

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