Nation-wide Call for New Scripts by Minority Playwrights — minority playwriting contest — AAPEX

Friday, May 4, 2007

Nation-wide Call for New Scripts by Minority Playwrights

Deadline: 6-01-07
Material: Full Length Plays by minority playwrights.

The Writers Festival begins with a nation-wide call for new scripts by minority playwrights. Since its inception in 1991, the Writers Festival has received more than 2000 submissions. A panel of industry professionals reviews the scripts, looking for superior use of language and noteworthy narrative. Three winners are selected and awarded a cash prize to help sustain their work. Following their selection the winners embark on a two-week residency where they work closely with a dramaturge to develop their new works for a staged showcase reading performed by professional actors before an audience of industry professionals and mainstream theatregoers. Must be a full length play, no one acts, teleplays or screenplays. Musicals are accepted please include an audio tape with all music. Material must be bound and copywritten. Please include your bio and production history.

Please send to:
c/o Mr. Mark D. Wood
New Professional Theatre
229 W. 42nd St. #501 NY, NY 10036

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