Smartphone Theatre ® is platform that relies on professional playwrights, actors and directors. Our standard is high and ask that our creatives bring their "A" Game.
That said we are always looking for excellent new and somewhat new short and full length plays. A "short" play reads between 20 and 30 minutes long and a "full length" is divided between two weeks where Act I performs first with Act II reading the following week.
What kind of stories are we looking to tell? Great question. Comedies are wonderful, in fact, Smartphone Theatre was formed at the onset of the recent global pandemic with the mission of bringing some light and humor into a very dark time. Dramas are also welcome but keep in mind that we do not do any stories that deal with COVID-19 or very dark or disturbing content.
Use the link below to send us 2-3 sentences about your play and if it fits within our programming we will be in touch.
Is there compensation? Another great question. At this point Smartphone Theatre ® remains a terrific online venue to workshop your plays but we do not offer any financial return. There is a Tip Jar which is split with the weekly creative team and Smartphone Theatre provides marketing tools through social media, Facebook and archives everything on our YouTube page so it can be shared with audiences indefinitely.
ZOOM CURRENT UPDATE: 5.3.2
Make sure to update your Zoom platform to the most recent in order to enjoy all of the features and interact with the rest of the cast in the best way possible.
Smartphone Theatre ® is very playwright-centric, what that means is that we build all of our livestreamed staged readings from the playwright on up. Directors and cast are either chosen internally or come with high recommendations per the playwright.
Writer/Director hyphenates are not encouraged.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIGHTING
Jumping into livestreaming is a relatively easy process but knowing a few tricks when it comes to camera, lighting and sound are always helpful. Thankfully others in the virtual universe have created a very handy page with nifty suggestions. Have a look at the below Lighting Techniques Video which will provides additional ease to this entire experience.