Writing with 66

A contemporary ensemble theatre company in West Hollywood

The Sixty-six Theater Co. strives to be a platform for the development and performance of new works.  To support this aim, in partnership with The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Sixty-six Theater Co has developed “Writing with 66”.

“Writing with 66” is two components!

  • “66 One Acts”: a quick-turnaround one act playwriting contest held three times a year; and
  • “66 Premieres”: an annual in-depth development, workshop and performance of a selected one or two act play(s) relating to a specific theme.  

66 One Acts

66 One Acts is held three times a year, based on a challenge that Tennessee Williams’s set himself- to write a one act based on a newspaper article in one week.

Submissions are open to everyone. $10 per submitted 1 Act. Registered writers receive a writing prompt, based on a recent newspaper article, on a Monday and have until midnight the following Saturday (12 days) to submit their play.  Voting company members select the successful plays (between 2-4 depending on length), assign directors, and start rehearsals. The directors then cast and start rehearsals. Two and a half weeks later the plays are performed at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Please refer to our FAQs- 66 One Acts for more information.

2019 KEY DATESRound 1Round 2Round 3
Writing prompts sent (Monday)3/115/279/9
Submissions due (Saturday 11:59pm)3/236/89/21
One Acts Performed (Friday and Saturday evening)4/12-136/28-2910/11-12

Registration for Round 1 Closed


Only a few more steps to see your writing brought to life

Use this to pay for your submitted 1 Act.


66 Premieres

66 Premieres is a new program which signifies the company’s desire to invest in new works and playwrights. It will provide the playwright a space and opportunity to develop and stage their work, alongside an experienced director and cast.  

Both One Act and Two Act Plays will be accepted for submission.  The only stipulations is that the plays MUST be set in Los Angeles and MUST be new works (premiers only.) The play must not have been published or performed before.

Submissions are due 7/31/19.  Voting company members will select either 2 x One Act Plays or One x Two Act Play. Successful writers will be notified mid August.  The workshop process will run for approximately three months, from mid September to mid December, and the play/s will be performed for xx weeks in December.  It is expected that the successful playwright/s will be available throughout the workshop/ rehearsal period to work with the director and cast.

Please refer to our FAQs- 66 Premieres for more information.

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