Benchmark Theatre

Onstage Next: The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger Opening June 22nd

Fever Dream Festival

A celebration on the stage of science fiction, fantasy, horror and all genres in between.


A celebration of science fiction, fantasy, horror and all genres in between, the Festival is a staged reading series of innovative plays with chimerical themes.   

Dear Playwrights, unfortunately we have reached the submission cap (250 plays) for this year’s Fever Dream Festival, so we will no longer be accepting scripts UNLESS you are a full-time Colorado resident. Colorado Playwrights may continue to submit genre plays of any length until May 15, 2018, using this link:

Thank you for the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to our call for entries. We encourage you to keep an eye on our website for all future Benchmark submission opportunities.


Submission Guidelines

 Submissions may be new or previously produced work and there is no fee to submit. 

·      Only one submission per playwright, please 

·      Submissions should be sent electronically using the link below

·      Please send a FULL copy of your script in PDF or Word format with no playwright identifying information on the script (i.e., a blind copy)

·      The script should include a logline or brief synopsis and a character breakdown

·      Please note that we will accept scripts previously submitted to the Festival provided the play has undergone significant development and/or changes.

*Also, please note, that at this time we are not accepting musicals. *

Any additional questions? Please email


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