As an institute of higher learning, the University of New Orleans understands the importance of nurturing new intellectual ideas in the arts. Since 1987, UNO has generously provided administrative services and professional production values while working with the Festival to make its One-Act Play Contest a success. Liaising the strengths of the Creative Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts, UNO seeks to foster new talents while upholding standards of literary excellence.