Programs, Classes and Competitions

Surfside Youth Players

Summer 2021

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The Arlan Ropp Playwright Competition

 Alan Ropp
The 2021 Annual 
Arlan Ropp Playwright Award
In Support of those who Write Stories for the Stage
Original and never produced Full Length plays are solicited and assessed by an anonymous panel of judges. The submission deemed “Best Play” will be produced in its entirety on July 16 – 25.  The winning playwright will also be awarded a cash prize of $500. Upon completion of the production, the playwright will be encouraged to submit the play to state and national competitions.
CONTEST RULES (Please read carefully)
• Submissions will be accepted by Central Florida residents only.
• Plays should be a minimum of 90 minutes playing time including intermission(s).
• Plays must be original, unpublished and unproduced.
• A full-length adaptation of a one-act play produced in another venue (for example, Playwrights' Workshop of Brevard) is permitted for the Playwriting Contest.
• Plays may be on any subject and of any style EXCLUDING musicals and children's plays.
• Plays may not include more than eight (8) actors.
• A playwright may submit no more than two entries.
• All submissions will be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 
• An emailed copy of each play should be submitted with a title page indicating:
       * the title, type of play, author's name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
       * separate title page indicating the title and type of play only.
       * The author's name should not appear in the manuscript anywhere except the original title page. 
• Hand-written or printed scripts will not be accepted. Only emailed scripts submitted in PDF format will be accepted.
• No revisions will be accepted once a script has been submitted.
• Surfside Playhouse reserves the right to accept or reject any play submitted.
• Surfside will select a director, and the director will control all artistic interpretations of the script; however, script changes requested by the director can be made with the playwright's approval.
• The level of cooperation between playwright and the rehearsal process shall be at the discretion of the director. This includes the playwright’s attendance at rehearsals.
• Deadline for submission is April 30th, 2021 at 11:59pm.
• Entries will be assessed by an independent panel of judges. Judges may choose to provide written critiques but this is at the discretion of each judge.
For information, call 321-394-1956 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Improv Classes

Improv 2020

The Fearless Improv Brigade offers Improv Classes at Surfside Playhouse. Taught by Mario Busacca, this class provides a basic introduction to improvisational comedy as a tool to help performers become better at their craft, while providing them with new tools to call upon when they are onstage.

Open to adults of all ages and students in high school.

$75 for Adults, $35 for Students

Class size is limited

For more information, call 321-258-2185  or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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