Call for Plays and Directors

Call for Original One Act Plays

The Montgomery Playhouse is accepting submissions of original works for its 16th Annual One Act Festival. The plays should be no more than 60 minutes in length and the staging requirements should be minimal. There is no minimum length. Please send an electronic copy of the script to David Jones via email at for consideration. In the event a play is not selected for this festival it will be added to our library of original for consideration in future festivals with the author’s permission. We will be receiving submissions through the month of April.

Call for Directors

The Montgomery Playhouse’s 16th Annual One Act Festival is planned for late July – early August 2017. Anyone interested in directing a one act should contact David Jones via email at The focus this year will be on original works. An original work is defined as an unpublished play. The executive producer is receiving submissions and also has a large library of original works from which a play may be selected.

An American Daughter Auditions Postponed

Due to the impending inclement weather and in the interest of safety first, The City of Gaithersburg is closing the Arts Barn both tonight March 13 and tomorrow. March 14.

The auditions for An American Daughter originally scheduled for March 13 and 14 are now scheduled for next week. Monday March 20 and Tuesday March 21 with call backs, if needed, Wednesday March 22. Auditions are from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg.

Please stay safe and we hope to see you at the auditions next week.

Audition Notice for An American Daughter

Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with Arts on the Green at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg will hold auditions for An American Daughter by Wendy Wasserstein.

Auditions are Monday, March 13, 2017, and Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg.
There will be readings from the script.


Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator. She is the wife of a professor and the owner of a lovely house in Georgetown. She is also the president’s nominee for Surgeon General. When the media discovers that once, long ago, she failed to respond for jury duty, this relatively minor misstep is portrayed as a serious moral lapse. A good friend uses the incident to make a point, scarcely thinking of the implications, and Lyssa must suffer the consequences. From that moment on, Lyssa Dent Hughes sits helplessly as the press investigates her family and friends, shattering her privacy, her career, and her world.


Lyssa Dent Hughes early to mid 40s
Quincy Quince 20s, pretty former student of Lyssa’s husband Walter
Judith B. Kaufman early to mid-40s, African-American, long time friend of Lyssa,
Walter Abrahmson mid-40s, professor, Lyssa’s husband
Morrow McCarthy Male – 30+, a right-wing, homosexual “friend”
Timber Tucker Male – 30+, television journalist
Senator Alan Hughes mid-60s, Lyssa’s father, long-serving US Senator
Charlotte “Cubby” Hughes early 60s, Alan’s wife
Jimmy television cameraman
Billy Robins late 20s, spin doctor brought in by Alan to “save” Lyssa
Television Crew

Please see the Auditions page for further information.
You may register for the auditions using the links in the event list on the left.
You may contact Bruce Hirsch at with any questions.

Montgomery Playhouse is an all volunteer community  theater,

All roles are unpaid.

Congratulations to Virtual Reality

Congratulations to the cast and crew of MP’s production of Virtual Reality by Alan Arkin for winning several awards at the Md One Act Festival Jan.14, 2017.
John Van Eck was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Acting.
Director Bruce Hirsch received the Cliff Smith Award for Excellence in Directing.
The production won the award for Outstanding Production and will move on to the Eastern States Theater Festival – ESTAFestival 2017 – April 6-9, 2017, Wilmington, DE
Congratulations to Producer David Jones, Director Bruce Hirsch and the entire cast: John Van Eck and Stephanie Pounds and sound technician David Fenstermacher for a job well done!
A complete list of festival winners can be found here:

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