Barhoppers 2016!


Call for Submissions:

Offstage Theatre is back and we are looking for submissions for our 2016 Barhoppers series to be performed late February/early March in bars in and around Charlottesville, VA!

Here are the details:

Offstage is seeking short plays that can be performed in Charlottesville area drinking establishments. Because these plays are performed in bars, your play should (obviously) take place in a bar, but also make sure your script doesn’t call for any special tech stuff or need any specific stage configuration.  We need to be able to stage it simply, and in several different locations.

Remember that we always have more women than men in our acting pool.

We do want it to be a new play, not a previous submission.

Not every play should be about sex or being drunk.  Unless it’s a really good play about sex or being drunk.

Optional prompt:  If you already have a play written that you would like to submit to Barhoppers, send it on! If you are interested in writing a script for this event, please consider using the following prompt:

A person walks in with a briefcase. This can happen at the beginning, the end, or in the middle.  As long as the briefcase is significant.

Submission guidelines:

Scripts must be NO LONGER than 15 pages.

Playwrights may submit up to two (2) scripts for consideration. There is no fee to submit to Offstage.

Please submit in PDF  or MS Word. Include all contact information and the title of your play in the body of your email, but no identifying information should appear anywhere else in the attached document. Submissions must be in a standard font and no less than 12 point.

Deadline for submission: December 15th at midnight.

All playwrights will be notified of selection by January 5th, 2016.
Submit scripts or ask questions by emailing, with the subject line: Barhoppers Script


Call for Directors!

We are looking for directors for our 2016 Barhoppers series. Auditions will take place January 17th and 18th, and performances will run February 28, 29, March 1, 6. 7, & 8. (Please note that directors are responsible for finding their own rehearsal spaces. Living rooms are perfectly acceptable.)

Please email  with a brief letter of interest and simple theatrical resume if you would like to direct a show in our Barhoppers 2016 series. All directors will be notified by January 10th, 2016.




Auditions for Barhoppers take place January 17th and 18th. Come back soon for more information or join our mailing list below:

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