The Little Theatre of Alexandria announces 29th Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition — Contest , Little Theatre of Alexandria — AAPEX

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Little Theatre of Alexandria announces 29th Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition

The Little Theatre of Alexandria PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
29th Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition Guidelines of Submission:

All submissions must be original, unpublished and un-produced (not staged for a paying audience as of date of entry) one-act plays. Time permitting, the Little Theatre of Alexandria will present a staged-reading or small-scale production of the top three shows. In addition, cash awards of $350 for 1st Place, $250 for 2nd Place and $150 for 3rd Place are presented. Submissions must be postmarked by October 31, 2007. All submissions must include a $20.00 per play entry fee. Only two plays per author will be considered.

Additional Information:
1. Send a duplicate copy, not the original.
2. All scripts should be legibly typed, firmly bound and of standard size.
3. Scripts will be returned only if accompanied by manuscript -size, self-addressed, stamped envelope. Do not use metered postage on return envelope.
4. Scripts should include: 4 a. Name, address and telephone number of author on title page. 4 b. Cast of characters with descriptions and a brief synopsis attached as part of play. 4 c. Number all pages
5. Scripts may be held until winner is announced in February 2008.
6. All production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.
7. The Little Theatre of Alexandria shall have the right to produce selected scripts without payment of royalties.
8. LTA reserves the right to withhold any oral awards.
9. Production will be at the discretion of LTA.
10. Only stage plays will be judged. Film and TV scripts will not be accepted.
11. Scripts will be judged on Concept, Dramatic Action, Characterization, Dialogue and Technical Requirements. Critical analysis of scripts will not be provided.
12. Experience has shown that judges are favorably inclined towards scripts that have a running time of 20 to 50 minutes, where scenes are few!

To participate in the 28th Annual One-Act Playwriting competition, submissions should be sent to:
One-Act Play Reading Committee
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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