Call for Plays (Deadline 8/31) — Call for plays — AAPEX

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Call for Plays (Deadline 8/31)


Material: Full-Length Plays based on, or inspired by works of classic literature, or historic events and/or persons. We prefer plays that require six actors or less, and have a particular interest in one-person shows. However, even in the case of one-person shows, we are not looking for history lectures, or museum piece adaptations that are faithful to a fault, but rather dynamic new theatrical versions of classic stories that speak to the contemporary mindset. In order to qualify for PlayFest a play must:

1. Not have received more than two professional AEA productions
2. Not have received a Broadway of Off-Broadway production
3. Not have received Orlando production in current form
4. Not be published for general distribution

We are also seeking Musical adaptations. We will be a little less strict about the cast size, but are only interested in musicals based on or inspired by works of classic literature or historic events and persons.

Each year we select around ten new plays to be presented as readings. Two or three of those plays will go on to be developed in workshops during PlayFest -The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays. Playwrights will receive a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Some plays may go on to be fully produced as part of a subsequent Orlando Shakespeare Theater season.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – PLEASE FOLLOW THESE CAREFULLY: Non-musical submissions should include a bio/resume, a two-paragraph synopsis, five pages of sample dialogue, a character breakdown, and an email address. Musicals should include all of the aforementioned items and the most recent Demo CD of the show. Please do not send full scripts until requested to do so.

Mail submissions to:
Patrick Flick
Director of New Play Development
PlayFest -The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
812 East Rollins St.Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32803
Initial submission deadline for PlayFest 2010 is August 31, 2009. If you wish to be notified of receipt of your submission, please include a SAS Postcard. Otherwise you will only hear from us if we would like to see a full script. DO NOT SEND FULL SCRIPTS UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO! WRITE ON!

Source: The Loop

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