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StageQ is proud to present the inaugural “CapitalQ Theatre Festival.” A fresh, new spin on the perennial favorite, “Queer Shorts,” this festival runs a single weekend and is filled with new and original short plays and 1-Act Plays submitted from local and national playwrights.

 

Along with FREE theatre workshops and masterclasses open to the public, this weekend will celebrate original queer stories told by up-and-coming queer writers and allow you to learn more about how theatre is made. Be a part of a new Pride Month tradition!

ALL MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS ARE FREE!!! – NO TICKET NEEDED
Festival Passes required for Festival Showcase Performances

GET YOUR TICKETS!

Festival Passes:

Single Show Pass: $15
Two Show Pass: $20
Three Show Pass: $25
Four Show Pass: $30

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JOIN US IN 2023!

GET INVOLVED
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WORKSHOP LEADERS

Apply to share your expertise with the community by teaching a workshop or masterclass. Stipends available.

CLOSED FOR 2022

People are raving about Queer Shorts_ Unity. Only 2 shows left! What are you waiting for__

Apply to direct one of the short plays or play readings! Director positions have a small stipend and are a great way for new directors to practice their new skills

NOW OPEN FOR 2023!

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PLAY READING COMMITTEE

We recieve so many play submissions for our festival every year. Sign up to read some and help us choose which plays appear in the festival each year!

CLOSED FOR 2022

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT

CLOSED FOR 2023

We are interested in plays at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. What we are looking for is an exciting story surrounding the queer experience that begs to be performed on stage. Our goal is to aid playwrights in presenting the story they are excited to tell on stage, with whatever resources they find valuable. We are especially interested in a myriad of stories about the LGBTQ+ experience and are hoping our festival’s representation accurately represents the diversity in our community.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DETAILS:
- We are defining a one-act play as a play between 10 and 40 minutes long that takes place over one act.
- This festival is specifically for playwrights who identify as LGBTQ+. At this time, we are not accepting plays written by allies.

 

 

CHECK BACK SUMMER 2023 FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR CAPITALQ 2024!​