Last year we had two local groups and participants from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York make the finals round.  We look forward to a diverse group of performances again!

We would like to thank our local hosts that let us use their stages and equipment, our wonderful volunteers (directors, actors, technicians, and student volunteers), and all the playwrights who have generously contributed their works to our festivals and continue to do so.​

2017 WOAF Finalists


  • We are accepting 2018 script submissions NOW! Review our One-Act Festival page for further information.  All scripts are due Valentine's Day (February 14th, 2018).​​
  • We hope to have a Representative of the The Dramatists Guild of America adjudicating WOAF again!  We encourage everyone to visit The Dramatists Guild's website and learn about this fabulous organization!
  • With all else being equal, preference will be given to submissions with committed directors and a total run time less than 30 minutes.​​

Our main production is the Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF), a two-day competition of original one-act plays that will be hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland on June 2-3.  

Please email us if you would like to direct a play, join our distribution email list, or have any questions!

Watermelon Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the theater arts in the local community, promote original works written by both students and adults, and provide a nurturing and educational environment for the development of theatrical and technical skills.