The VIRGIN LABFEST YEAR 12 is now open for script submissions! The Virgin Labfest is an annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works for the theater held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This festival is a partnership project of the Writer’s Bloc, Inc., Tanghalang Pilipino, Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This year, the Virgin Labfest will choose twelve (12) new one-act plays. The Virgin Labfest accepts submissions of qualified written works:
1. one-act plays 
or short plays with maximum running time: 40 minutes ONLY
2. All submitted works must NOT have previously been
– published in book form;
– staged commercially for more than two (2) performances (staged readings, one-time workshop productions are allowed);
– awarded any literary or drama recognition in competitions and the like
3. works may be in Filipino, English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon or Ilocano. (Cebuano, Hiligaynon and Ilocano works must have accompanying Filipino translations.)
The festival is open to various themes and genres.

Submission Deadline is on FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Submissions may be sent online:
1) in .doc or .pdf FORMAT ONLY to the following e-addresses:
[email protected] 
[email protected]


2) hand-delivered or mailed (two hard copies) to
Performing Arts Department
Upper Basement
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

Mailed deliveries should be postmarked on or before the submission deadline date. (February 29, 2016). Submissions should indicate full name and contact address of the playwright.