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The Virgin Labfest Calls for Script Submissions for its 2024 Edition

The finalists will be formally announced at the end of the VLF Year 18, slated this June 2023.

Now in its 18th year, the Virgin Labfest, the annual theater festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works, is now open for script submissions for its 2024 edition.

Deadline for submission is on February 28, 2023 at 12:00 midnight.  Submit your entries in doc or pdf format only to

The call for script submissions is open to all Filipino citizens ONLY.  Entries should have a maximum running time of 40 minutes.  The festival is open to various themes and genres.

All submitted works must NOT have been previously published in book form, staged commercially for more than two (2) performances (staged readings and/or one-time workshop productions are allowed), or have not received any recognitions and awards in competitions and the likes.

Script entries may be in Filipino, English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon or Ilocano; but should be submitted with accompanying Filipino translations.  Entries in other Filipino languages will also be considered based on availability and capability of performers.


A partnership project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Writer’s Bloc, and Tanghalang Pilipino, Inc., the theater festival will select twelve (12) new one-act plays.  The playwrights of the selected plays must be willing to undergo a script development process with the creative team of the festival.

The finalists will be formally announced at the end of the VLF Year 18, slated this June 2023.

For inquiries, call 8832.1125 local 1600 or email

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