Etc..Readers Theatre

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In our intimate Tobye Studio is a chance to see a series of one-act plays and a classic performed with scripts in hand and without props or costumes. The focus is on the written word. We also have a one-act playwriting contest details below. Join us for a surprisingly wonderful evening of play readings. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased by calling our box office at (239) 263 -7990 or by visiting the box office Mon.-Fri. 10am – 4pm and Sat. 10am – 1pm.

If you are interested in Reading, Directing, or Playwriting for Etc…contact Jessica Walck, Curator of the Etc…Reader’s Theatre program, by email or calling her at 239-434-7340 ext. 101.



Every year ETC… holds a one-act playwriting contest where original one-acts can be submitted. Finalists will each receive a $100 performance royalty, memorial plaque, event poster and two complimentary tickets. The plays and playwrights will be publicized on The Naples Players website, social media, event calendars, playbills and e-mail “blasts” to ETC. attendees. The judging panel may recommend up to four finalists to the ETC… committee for review and final approval by TNP Artistic Director. Authors retain all rights and give performance rights to The Naples Players for “Evening of New Plays” and limited readings in other venues, including possible outreach and electronic media. Winners will be notified by October 30. Presentation date for our 2017-2018 Season is Sunday, January 21, 2018.


Playwrights must be a resident of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades or Hendry Counties of Florida. Only non-musical one-acts are accepted. Only one play per writer can be submitted. Each play must be the writer’s own original work, not an adaptation, and not commercially published or produced, though it may have been work-shopped or presented in staged readings. A submitted play also may have been entered in an earlier “Evening of New Plays” contest, so long as it was not an earlier finalist. Once the play is submitted, no script changes can be made for purposes of this competition.


Playwrights must submit 2 copies of their script in standard stage play format to “Evening of New Plays”, The Naples Players, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102.  Writers may submit only one play each.

A title page with the name of the play, synopsis and list of characters must be attached to each script.

Include a separate page unattached to script with the name of the play and playwright and contact information. This is to help assure anonymity during the judging process.

For scripts to be returned a SASE must be included.