KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Zero Untitled’s open mic and short form series, Textual Overture, will be receiving a holiday themed makeover this December with our very special holiday-themed show, TEXTUAL HO HO HOVERTURE!

Currently, play submissions HAVE CLOSED for holiday-themed show scripts (5-10) for production or staged-reading. Readers for the plays will be Zero Untitled – NYC and Zero Untitled (Texas) folks: Anel Carmona, Beth Marie Cantu-Castillo, Katherine Orozco-Verderber, and Michael Verderber. Others will be given scripts as well.

The WINNING plays are as follows:

For the Texas production, the following plays will be produced:

Preview performance of "Xtreme Xmas Boot Camp"

Preview performance of “Xtreme Xmas Boot Camp”

“X-treme X-Mas Boot Camp” by Peter Dakutis

Coach Holly – Stephanie Wright

Benny – Matthew Krug / Josue “Zeta” Villarreal

Stephanie – Katherine Orozco-Verderber

Directed by Julio Martinez


Performance of "The New Guy"

Performance of “The New Guy”

“The New Guy” by John O’Hara 

Boss’s Wife – Michael Verderber

Dan – Katherine Orozco-Verderber

Don – Julio Martinez

Dash – Matthew Krug

Rudy – Josue “Zeta” Villarreal

Directed by Michael Verderber


Performance of "The Light"

Performance of “The Light”

“The Light” by Mark Harvey Levine

Angus – Michael Verderber

Moishe – Victoria Rios

Adam – Ava Garza

Man – Charles “C.J.” Lillie

Directed by Katherine Orozco-Verderber



Scripts-in-hand performance of "Regifting".

Scripts-in-hand performance of “Regifting”.

“Regifting” by Steven Korbar

Michelle – Kylie McIntosh

Rachel – Anjelina Rios

Directed by Josue “Zeta” Villarreal


The Zero Untitled – NYC team have not made a concrete decision on their selections, but that will be posted VERY soon!

The Texas production will be a collaboration with Bards Against Hunger, a NY-based poetry and fundraising organization. From their site: “Bards Against Hunger was founded in 2013 by the Bards Initiative, a poetry group on Long Island, NY that hosts many readings and publishes local anthologies.”

Performance will occur at Cafe 5 in Kingsville,  TX on December 16th.

Admission fee for the Texas production of Textual HO HO HOverture will be one (1) can of food.


The CALL FOR HOLIDAYS has CLOSED. Thank you for submitting!

Submission Guidelines:

  • 5-10 minute plays
  • 1-3 characters (monologues are acceptable)
  • Simple light and sound demands
  • Must have a Christmas or “Holidays” theme (scripts not fitting this category will be considered for future productions)
  • 12-point Times New Roman ONLY
  • Include short BIO information in your cover letter
  • Email headline MUST read “Holiday Submission: __(name of your play)___”
  • Deadline: December 3rd
  • Performance: mid-December, venues TBA
  • NO Submission fee
  • Only reading first 100 plays submitted
  • Playwrights may submit no more than 2 plays
  • NO musicals (sorry)

Submit to: zero_untitled_films@yahoo.com



Official Textual HO HO HOverture flyer.

Official Textual HO HO HOverture flyer.

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