Saturday, June 7, 2014

The 4th annual NEWvember New Plays Festival


We are now pleased to invite submissions of new plays for this year's NEWvember festival:

CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSIONS
  • submitted plays should be previously unproduced (we will consider plays that have had readings before but are still in development) 
  • plays should not have previously been submitted to the NEWvember Festival 
  • plays should have a cast size of 2-8 
  • plays should have a running time of 30 to 120 minutes 
  • we will only accept one submission per writer 
  • we ask that the writers of the chosen plays attend the reading of their play towards its further development and to be present for a post-reading Q&A with the audience. We will provide $50 towards travel for those traveling more than 50 miles (the equivalent of a return Amtrak trip from NYC to Rhinecliff) as well as local accommodation in Tivoli
  • there is no fee for submissions 
  • while we are open to all styles and subjects, our companies do have a preference for narrative and character driven stories 
PROCESS OF SUBMISSION:

Please submit your play at www.NEWvemberfestival.com/submit
  • via our online application form 
you will be asked to include
  • your play as a PDF, without your name, email or other identifying marks (to aid our blind reading process) 
  • the title page, listing the name of author, separately 
  • a 3-line synopsis of the play 
  • a bio of the writer 
SUBMISSION DATES:

The window for submissions opens Thursday May 1st 2014.
The closing date for submissions is Monday June 30th 2014 (12 midnight EST).
Please note that these criteria will be applied strictly and any submissions made after the closing date or not following the submission criteria will not be considered.

The writers of the plays that have been shortlisted will be contacted in early September and will be asked to send any updated version of their play, as this will be the final version considered and the version read at the festival if chosen.

The invited plays will be announced in October.

CASTING: Please note - the chosen plays will be read by an ensemble of actors, each performing roles in multiple plays in the festival. While we will endeavor to provide the best match of cast for each play that is read, in terms of characters' listed ages/ethnicities, we also need to form an ensemble to best cover the entire range of the festival's program. We appreciate our playwrights' understanding of our ensemble-based casting.

For more information, see www.NEWvemberFestival.com