Sandbox Play Festival


Sandbox Play Festival 2016



Call for playwrights! The 7th Annual Sandbox Play Festival is looking for 10-minute play submissions.

Finalists will have their play performed on the 3rd Weekend of June!


Tipping Point Theatre is thrilled to be part of the “Arts & Acts: A Made in Michigan Festival”, taking place in downtown Northville this summer.

For over 20 years, Northville has hosted an annual juried art show, “Art in the Sun” and for the seventh year in a row Tipping Point Theatre will be joining the fun for our annual playwriting competition as part of the festival. We are excited to be part of this Northville summer art extravaganza. The spirit behind the festival is to encourage and increase exposure for Michigan theatre artists. Tipping Point will also be searching for actors and directors that are looking for opportunities to “get in the sand” and work on creating new theatre. This is an excellent opportunity for actors, directors, and playwrights looking to showcase their work.


Playwrights or plays that have specific ties to Michigan are given preference.



Plays with a 10-Minute format are given preference. Submissions must have a running time of less than 15 minutes.

Plays must be original works.

No adaptions accepted.

Plays that have received staged readings or workshops are eligible.

Submissions must have a running time o less than 15 minutes.

Cast Limit of 4.

No adaptions accepted.

Playwrights may submit multiple plays.

Selected playwrights will be notified by May 1st, 2016.



Submissions must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than April 15th, 2016.

Submitted pages will not be returned

The number of plays presented will depend on available space, time and production requirements.



1st Place – $100

2nd Place – $50

Audience Favorite

Honorable Mentions

Top plays will be announced at the Sandbox Play Festival final performance



Full contact information (Name, full address, phone number, e-mail address)

One copy of your script(s)

Submissions may be emailed to :

or Mail to:                         Tipping Point Theatre 

Sandbox Play Festival

361 E. Cady St.

Northville, MI 48167