Call for Plays (Deadline: April 3rd) — Call for plays — AAPEX

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Call for Plays (Deadline: April 3rd)

Calling all playwrights! Last year something amazing happened one weekend in southern California. A happy scheduling accident placed several productions of original work in the same weekend at the end of fall quarter at UC Irvine. World Premiere Weekend was born.

The result? There was an excited buzz about new work throughout campus. We started thinking about theatre in new ways. We felt bold, wanting to create, innovate and provoke through art. The response was fantastic. We were inspired.

This year we're pleased to present the next generation of World Premiere Weekend, April 24-26, 2009. Our vision? A festival weekend, a smorgasbord and an extravaganza of new work on the UC Irvine campus. And we need your help. We're looking for original plays to be performed. You can write it for us or it can be something you've already written, as long as it can be considered a "world premiere." All playwrights in the world are encouraged to submit one play (and one play only) to the festival. This include's Tony winners as well as those who have never written a play before. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, political orientation, geographic location, talent level, eye color, shoe size, or anything else that contributes to one's uniqueness. We have several performance venues available, ranging from theaters to classrooms to sidewalks, but the sky is the limit. Feel free to write for whatever venue you want (or disregard the idea of a venue all together). Ever feel like writing a play that takes place in a public restroom? Do it! We will try our best to match your script with the appropriate venue. To submit a play, just head to and click on the"playwrights" link at the top. It's as easy as that. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis through April 3 (but the sooner you get us a play, the more likely that we'll find someone to produce it). If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or

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