the BOX closes with 205 submissions!


Thank you for sending us your treasures!

The response to our invitation to submit to this year's PANNDORA'S BOX 10th Annual New Works Festival has been wonderful! Over 200 plays came in and we are reading like crazy!! The Festival will be held over the weekend of November 4-6, 2016 at the Garage Theatre.

For the last 5 years, we have gone on to produce one of the winning plays, Sweet Texas Reckoning by Traci Godfrey in 2016, Medusa Undone by Bella Poynton in 2015, Fragile Thing Cracks by Ben Jolivet in 2014, Catching the Butcher by Adam Seidel in 2013, and Hook Ups by Alexandra Petri in 2012.

We are proud of this record and remain committed to looking in PANNDORA'S BOX for our productions. If you want to know what show PANNDORA will be producing next spring - come check out the Festival in November and let us know your thoughts!

The PANNDORA'S BOX Festival ~ 

We are delighted to be returning to THE GARAGE THEATRE in Long Beach for this year's Festival, which will be held over the weekend of November 4-6, 2016. 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. 

Winners will be announced in September ~

The art and craft of playwriting can be a lonely experience. With Panndora's Box, we provide playwrights with a forum in which their plays can be heard as they come off the page in readings by experienced actors with experienced direction.

For those who have submitted this year and in years past, we are in awe of your talent and respect the gifts you share with us. For the next few months we will be up to our armpits reading plays ~ see you this fall!

Thanks for submitting and sharing in the fun! 

Sonja and Karen
the Panndora girls



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