Call for plays from women of color (Deadline: 10/15) — Call for plays by AA women — AAPEX

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Call for plays from women of color (Deadline: 10/15)

Southern Rep is pleased to announce that it will accept submissions for The Ruby Prize, effective immediately. The $10,000 annual award is named in honor of Ruby Bridges, who showed incredible perseverance in the face of formidable obstacles. The Ruby Prize seeks to support women playwrights of color whose work changes the voice of American theatre. Submit: 

This program was conceived as part of ongoing efforts made by Southern Rep to develop new American plays, support a diverse community of artists, and incite a stimulating dialogue within our community. 

- $10,000 prize 
- A week long development workshop with collaboration of full artistic team at the Southern Rep New Play Bacchanal, held in New Orleans in January 2014. 
- A sponsored trip to New York to continue development of the play and introduce the new work to a larger audience (All travel includes roundtrip air and accommodations.) 
- Two finalists will be selected to have their new works read at the Southern Rep New Play Bacchanal in January 2014. (Includes roundtrip air and accommodations. There is no cash award associated with the selection of finalists.) 

GUIDELINES: - The contest will be open to US citizens who self-identify as women of color, and may be either emerging or established playwrights. 
- Southern Rep’s in-house readers will review and evaluate scripts, selecting finalists that will be move into the next round of judging. The final panel consists of national and local theatre artists with Southern Rep’s Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes.
- Plays may be of any genre: drama, comedy, musical, etcetera. We will not accept collaborative scripts, translations, one-acts, or any play previously submitted to Southern Rep. In the case of musical submissions, only the playwright will be eligible for the prize. 
- Plays that have had a professional production may not be submitted. Plays that have received a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are eligible. (“Professional production” shall be defined as a production with paid actors and an official press opening). 
- Only one submission per playwright is allowed. 

Each submission shall include a letter of introduction which should contain a brief play synopsis, a character breakdown, playwright bio, and brief history of the play’s development. The manuscript should have a title page containing the playwright’s name, address and contact information. This information may ONLY appear on the title page. Submissions must be sent by email, as an attached document, in PDF (preferred) or Word doc format.

Deadline: 10/15

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