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Saturday, June 13th at 7:30pm on Schenectady Civic Players’ main stage!

Co-produced by Colleen Lovett & David Rook

Is there a scene you’ve always wanted to do? Do you have a friend you’ve been dying to do a show with? Well, here’s your chance! Perform anything you want, with anyone you want in the Schenectady Civic Players’ “Be Scene 2020”.


A night of scenes, acting, friends, and fun!

It’s simple; get a group together or go solo. Choose a scene or a monologue and submit it to bescene@civicplayers.org for consideration.

A scene selection committee will be reviewing all submissions and creating a program based on time and variety. The contact people for selected scenes will be notified by phone or email, please indicate your preferred contact method when submitting scenes.

2020 SCHEDULE (note these mandatory dates)

  • ONE Tech for all participants on Thursday June 11th at 7:00PM

  • ONE Dress for all participants on Friday, June 12th at 7:00pm.

  • Performance on Saturday, June 13th at 7:30PM


  • Groups may consist of one actor performing a monologue or multiple individuals with or without a director.

  • Submitted scenes should be no more than 10 minutes in length.  This limitation is critical.  Please mind the maximum length. Preference may be given to shorter scenes. If you have a comedic piece, please consider hold for laughter time.

  • At this time musical numbers will not be accepted.

  • Original works will be considered.

  • Space will be limited and not all scenes may be selected. 

  • All participants will be responsible for their own rehearsals and production needs. Set, lights, sound and costumes should be kept to a minimum; ideally, pieces will focus on the actors and their work.


  • Submissions should be sent no later than Monday, April 27th, 2020. Email bescene@civicplayers.org.  We anticipate a number of submissions. Submissions received prior to the deadline will be given priority in selection process.

Submissions should include:

  • Submitter Name, Email, and Phone:

  • Is submitter the primary contact?  (Yes or No)   If no, Name, Email and Phone of primary contact.

  • Name of Piece:

  • Author of Piece:

  • A PDF of Piece:

  • Estimated Duration of Piece:

  • Number of Actors:

  • Names of Actors and Roles:

  • If applicable, Name of Director:

  • Desired Set Pieces (example: couch, chair, etc.) (we may be able to provide):

  • Desired Props (example: phone, glassware, etc.) (try to bring your own):


  • You may be requested to show a rough run of your work prior to selection.

  • Selected scenes will be notified by email once the final program has been chosen.  We expect to select pieces by Monday, May 18th.

  • The running order for the final program will be determined closer to the performance night at the discretion of SCP and the co-producers.


The performance will be Saturday, June 13th at 7:30pm and open to the general public as a Pay-What-You-Will evening.

As with last year, we will have a post-performance party. 

Don’t miss this special event at SCP. Have fun with your friends and celebrate the community aspect of Community Theater!

If you’re interested in participating but don’t have a scene partner simply let us know, provide your information and if enough participants are interested, we will make an introduction.



Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.