The Sandbox Play Festival

Sponsored by Derek Blair - Duneske Real Estate Advisors

Tipping Point Theatre is thrilled to be part of the “Arts & Acts: A Made in Michigan Festival”, taking place in Downtown Northville this Summer the third weekend in June!

For over 20 years, Northville has hosted an annual juried art show, “Art in the Sun” and for the seventh year in a row Tipping Point Theatre will be joining the fun for our annual play writing competition as part of the festival. We are excited to be part of this Northville summer art extravaganza. The spirit behind the festival is to encourage and increase exposure for Michigan theatre artists. Tipping Point will also be searching for actors and directors that are looking for opportunities to “get in the sand” and work on creating new theatre. This is an excellent opportunity for actors, directors, and playwrights looking to showcase their work.


Playwrights or plays that have specific ties to Michigan are given preference.


Submissions must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than April 1, 2017.
Submitted pages will not be returned.
The exact number of plays that will be presented at the Festival depends on available space, time, and production requirements after the selection of the top prizes.


1st Place* – $100
2nd Place* – $50
Audience Favorite
Honorable Mentions*
*Top plays will be announced at the Sandbox Play Festival last performance.


Plays with a 10-Minute format are given preference. Submissions must have a running time of less than 15 minutes.
Plays must be original works.
No adaptions accepted.
Plays that have received staged readings or workshops are eligible.
Submissions must have a running time o less than 15 minutes.
Cast Limit of 4.
Playwrights may submit multiple plays.
Selected Playwrights will be notified by May 1st, 2017.


Full contact information
(Name, full address, phone number, e-mail address).
One copy of your script(s).



  Tipping Point Theatre  
Sandbox Play Festival
361 E. Cady St. 
Northville, MI 48167