Impossible Fest

Let's do the impossible.

Vanguard Arts Collective announces a call for their first IMPOSSIBLE FEST. 

We are seeking up to six short plays (between 10 and 20 minutes) that someone at some point has told you would be impossible to stage. Our team of talented and creative designers and theatremakers will tackle the challenge to put together an evening of spectacular theatre.

We are looking for your imaginative, your fantastical, your impossible. The festival will be held in Summer 2020 in Chicago, IL. We are happy to accept submissions from across the country (and world!), but please be advised we are unable to provide travel or housing for selected playwrights. We will film the festival for archival purposes and are happy to provide playwrights with the file of their work.

Plays should fall within 10 - 20 minutes.
There are no restrictions on cast size, scope, or content of plays.
Plays may be previously produced or unproduced. Please note if your play(s) are produced or unproduced in your submission e-mail body. 
Selected playwrights will receive a $40 honorarium for their work.
The selected plays will receive full production for up to four performances. 
There is no fee for submission. Please limit your submissions to no more than 3 plays per playwright.
Due to the large number of submissions expected, we will only be able to contact those playwrights who we plan to move forward with. Semifinalists will be notified on or before March 30th, 2020. Final selections will be announced publicly on April 13th, 2020. 
E-mail submissions in .pdf format to Please put “Impossible Fest Submission - Your Name” as your subject line.
Submissions will be accepted until February 28th, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.
Any questions can be directed to


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