John Chatterton, executive producer, is accepting scripts for the October Short Play Lab. New participants are welcome and plays will be considered for subsequent Labs in the 2013-14 season. Plays should be 1-10 pages (the shorter the better; shorter plays get priority) submitted in standard play-script format in MS-Word: 12 point Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches, and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions. Include a title page, as the first page of the script, with your contact info (preferred means of contact is by email).
Winning playwrights will produce their plays themselves, whether or not they live in New York. Each play gets 2 performances (off book, no readings), 1 on Sat. and 1 on Sun. as part of 1 of 2 programs: Program A or Program B, but not both. Program A takes place at 7 pm Sat. and 4 pm Sun. Program B takes place at 9 pm Sat. and 2 pm Sun. Productions must be non-union: no showcases, no Equity waivers. Keep production values to a minimum: costumes and hand props are okay. The SPL provides the theatre (at the Roy Arias Studios, 300 West 43rd Street, NYC), rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table. SPL also will provide a board op, box office, venue management, and a tech rehearsal. No fees. No pay. Each playwright and director gets to watch his/her show for free, but there are no other comps. The SPL keeps the door. The most popular production in each program receives a cash prize of $75. Winners are determined by polling patrons at the box office. Submit your script as an attachment, in Word format, to email@example.com. Notification will be immediately.