playwrights castSince 1996, NSTV’s Playwrights Project has been producing and cablecasting original one – act plays including a behind the scenes documentary.  The productions  are the competition winners of the annual Playwrights contest.  This project was created by the late Norman Hall, former NSTV Board member and professional TV and stage director.   Robert M. Schaufeld, NSTV Board President dedicated the studio control room to Norman’s memory, and renamed the competition; “The Norman Hall Memorial Playwrights Festival” in 2017.

This project is supported in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 1 through May 15 per calendar year.The guidelines for submissions are as follows:  Original, Fifteen minutes in length, limited to three or four characters and one set – no children or live animals.  Entries must be from Long Island Playwrights.

Limit 2 entries per playwright.  Scripts will not be returned.  Winners are announced at Prize is $1,000 and a professional television production of the play valued at $15,000.

Three finalists are selected by a panel of television/film professionals.  Those finalists will have a staged reading which will then be put online for public voting.  The winner gets a full filmed production and the prize.

Submit typed manuscript to: North Shore TV – ATT: “Playwrights” Competition, 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL-27, Lake Success, NY 11042 or email to

2018 winner was – “(Five-North) 5N” by Chris Cuff.  Congratulations to Chris on her winning submission from everyone at NSTV – Long Island!

 The Playwrights Project airs every Wednesday at 5pm and Thursday at 9:30pm on Channel 20, (Optimum) and Channel 37, (Verizon)

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Sunday, December 8th

Please SAVE THE DATE – Sunday, December 8th for

 NSTV Comedy Fundraiser!

We are fundraising for our re-branding to:

 NSTV – Long Island  in order to continue bringing the community award winning programming and services. On Sunday, December 8, 2019 you can help by attending our comedy fundraiser being held at the studio facility, located at 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL27, Lake Success, NY 11042 from 1-4pm (EST).  There will be local talent to entertain you and light refreshments will be served. There will be a $40 entrance fee – please RSVP if attending as seating is limited at  Money will be collected at the door or can be sent via our website – just click on the donate button and use PayPal or credit card, that gives you a receipt for your records – we are a 501(c)3 organization so your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  Just make a notation the donation is for the fundraiser on Sunday, December 8th.  In this season of giving, we are thankful for your support of your community media station.  Please “Save the Date” or consider a contribution to NSTV.  Hoping to see you at the fundraiser!