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Submissions for OOB 2018 Are Open!

We're back! And we cannot wait to dive in to reading new short plays from around the world.  Playwrights have from today until December 14 to submit an original short play for the 2018 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. After the...

From left to right, Sarah K. Hammond, Jessica Moss, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Miranda Rose Hall, Amanda Keating, Eric Marlin
Saturday Finals Results

Last night was the final night of our Forty Second Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and what an inspiring week it has been. The Samuel French staff had so much fun meeting all the playwrights, directors, actors, and stage...

From left to right, Tom Mularz, Seamus Sullivan, Miranda Rose Hall, Miranda Jonte, Rosie Kellett, Nancy Lucia Hoffman
Day 4 Results

Last night was our fourth round, and with it we have officially seen all of the Final 30 plays. Our first session opened with three: two strangers have been pining for each other on their daily subway commute, but when they finally...

Day 3 Outside
Day 3 Results

Last night was round three of the OOB Festival, and  as the week goes on I envy the judges less and less.  Our first session opened with four plays: a recently resettled Syrian refugee is paid a superficially-friendly visit by a neighbor...

From left to right, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Elin Hampton, Gillian Beth Durkee, Julia Doolittle, Shara Feit, Rendah Heywood, Simon de Carvalho, Amanda Keating
Day 2 Results

Last night was our second round of performances and not only were we sold out but the plays were incredible! Our first session opened with four plays: after a devastating tornado a first time EMT approaches a man who does not wish to...

First Day
Day 1 Results

Last night was our first round of performances, and what a strong start to OOB!  Our first session opened with three plays: we glimpsed into the not-so-distant-future in Alex Flanigan's Singularity; two friends share the story of how they met and their adventures thereafter in Michael...