Original One-Acts Festival Returns to SkyPilot

Submit New Plays By September 8, 2019

SkyPilot Theatre Company, a non-profit ensemble company of actors, directors and designers producing provocative, compelling and challenging new works for the Los Angeles theatre-going audience, will once again present a selection of original one-act plays this fall. Playwrights are invited to submit works based on the theme “Future Shock.”

Future Shock was a 1970 book written by futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler. The authors define the term as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies under the perception of “too much change in too short a period of time,” predicting that our post-industrial society will be marked by a transient culture where everything ranging from goods to human relationships will be temporary while losing familiarity that traditional institutions (family, national identity, religion, professions) once provided. Not to mention the fear of climate change, over-population, a rise of nationalism, and more.

Playwrights are asked to submit one-acts that deal with any of the following issues: too-rapid change, a transient society, the dangers of an over-populated world or the sense of the familiar or old institutions are quickly fading away. They could be as large as the end of society or as simple as why your new cell-phone is already obsolete. They can be dramas, comedies, satires, be funny or sad, involve any genre, be based in reality, fantasy or science fiction and be pro or con on any position. The only solid rule is that the plays include a strong voice, a solid plot and good characters who stand for something.

Parameters are as follows:

  • Length – 20-30 minutes maximum

  • 6-8 characters maximum

  • Submission Deadline – September 8th

  • Original, never produced material only, no adaptations

  • No musicals

  • No historical costumes or elaborate sets

  • Subject can be either pro or con the chosen theme (no diatribes)

Please submit plays with “One Act Festival” in the subject line to SkyPilotSubmissions@gmail.com by September 8th.


SkyPilot’s Next Runway is Honeymoon Suite!

Wednesday, August 14th at 8pm! $5 at the door.


Get ready to check in for the fourth selection of our Runway series Honeymoon Suite, which will be performed Wednesday, August 14 at 8pm at Oh My Ribs! Theater, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. The production is open to the public with tickets for $5 at the door

SkyPilot Runway is a play reading series that helps to develop new plays in the early drafts stage. The readings are directed by prominent Los Angeles theatre directors in partnership with the playwrights. They are rehearsed, staged, on their feet and performed with scripts-in-hand, immediately followed by a focused feedback session with a moderator, the playwright, and the audience.

Honeymoon Suite, written by Kelli Bowlden and directed by Morris Schorr, is a play in three acts telling three different stories all from the same hotel room.  Story #1 sees a young couple as they consider the consequences of commitment the morning after their wedding. Story #2 finds a second marriage off to a rocky start when the groom has a bit of a confession to make to his new wife.  Story #3 follows a would-be wife being comforted by her bridal party after her wedding didn’t go as planned.

Kelli Bowlden has written, produced and directed several short films, receiving positive response and great feedback from some of the top screenwriting competitions in the country. She has also written numerous plays, including SAFEDATE.com, which was selected for and performed during SkyPilot’s 2018 one-act festival. 

SkyPilot will continue its 2019 Runway Series slate with The Queen’s Fool by Kathleen Grotzinger in the fall and A Twisted Christmas Carol by Phil Olson later in the year.


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WHEN: Wednesday August 14th, at 8 PM
WHERE: Oh My Ribs! Theater 6468 Santa Monica Blvd 90038
TICKETS: $5 at the door