6th Annual Play Contest

The Play’s the Thing…

And your writing could be produced on stage at the 6th Street Playhouse! 


Winning plays will receive
full production on stage
at 6th Street Playhouse during the
Redwood Writers Play Festival
held in May 2016.


Winners will also receive
two tickets to the Play Festival.

Winners announced:

Sunday, February 14, 2016,
at the Redwood Writers
general membership meeting
2-4:30 p.m.
Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa

Contest Flier:

Click here to download a copy of the
contest announcement.


In addition to all Redwood Writers members, the contest is open to all California residents.


Submission dates:

Open: Now!
Close: December 31, 2015, at 9 p.m.


California Writers Club




Not a member yet?
Click here to find out why you should join the Redwood Writers.

Judges will be announced soon.

Linda Loveland Reid

Linda Loveland Reid

Contest Chairwoman:

Linda Loveland Reid is the author of two published novels, Touch of Magenta andSomething in Stone. Her writing has won short story contests and is published in many anthologies.

Reid is an instructor for Sonoma State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute where she teaches art history courses for which she has designed the curriculum. As well, she serve’s on the institute’s curriculum committee.

Reid graduated cum laude in history and art history from Sonoma State University. She is founder of a family insurance business in Santa Rosa, as well as a theater director and figurative oil painter.

Lennie Dean

Lennie Dean

Play Festival Director:
6th Street Playhouse

Please observe the following contest rules; otherwise, your entry may be disqualified.

  • DO NOT place your name or contact information anywhere on your play submission. This is a blind judging.
  • Only original, previously unpublished/unproduced work will be considered.
  • Maximum 10-minute play — usually one minute per page.
  • Maximum five actors, but any number of characters.
  • Play must take place in one scene or with continuous, non-stop action.
  • Format: Manuscripts must be single-spaced and use 12-point, Times or Times New Roman font in a Word document. Use standard play format. Click here for a sample play format.
  • Maximum two submissions per entrant. (Only one play per playwright will be eligible for production.)
  • Please use the online form (below) to submit your entry. Only submissions uploaded via the online form will be accepted for judging.
  • Upon submission, if you choose to pay with a check, please write “Play Contest” on the memo line.
    Please mail check to:
    Redwood Writers
    P.O. Box 4687
    Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Questions should be addressed to: [email protected].

Click here to submit your play.

Break a leg!