Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Everyday Inferno seeks plays


What kind of plays are we looking for?

We believe in theatrical magic and the power of storytelling. We are looking for plays that explore big ideas, epic journeys, and unexpected surprises. Plays that are theatrical in nature. BIG theatre. We're not looking for kitchen-sink dramas (though we think they're great). We're not looking for scripts that would be at home on a TV screen. We are particularly interested in casts that are primarily young and which have a multitude of meaty female roles - that is our strongest base of talent, and we want to cast our shows well! Please see the instructions below to aid you in your submission and ensure that your work will be considered for the appropriate project. Beyond those guidelines… the world (well, our company at least) is your oyster. Surprise and delight us!

Please note:

At this time, we are only able to notify those writers whose submissions pass on to the second stage of our reading process. We are deeply appreciative of the work that is submitted to us, and we hope someday to have a reading team large enough to respond individually to all script emails. Please know that all writing that is submitted to us will be read, and that we are truly grateful to each of you for the time and consideration you put into your submissions and for your interest in our company.
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If on a Winter's Night... 2014 (One Act Plays)
Length: 15-45 minutes in production / 60 pages or less
Topic: This year's theme is "Adventurous Women" – what that means specifically is open to your interpretation.
Playwrights: NYC area or able to travel at least occasionally during the production period (November-December, 2014).
Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2014
Compensation: Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. will cover all production costs associated with rehearsing and performing the piece. Playwrights retain copyright and full ownership of their plays. No further compensation will be provided.
To Submit a Play:
- Send us the full play as a PDF or Word Doc (PDF strongly preferred)
- Please use subject line: "Script Submission - Winter's Night 2014 - [NAME OF PLAY]" so we can send your submission to the right place
- Include any production or development history if applicable
- All plays should have the author's name and contact information on the first page of the script
- The playwright must own the rights to the play up to the end of December 2014 (i.e. plays cannot be owned by a publisher)
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The Pirate Project
Everyday Inferno is seeking playwrights and writers interested in contributing to a collaborative project based on the legend of the pirate Alvida. Selected writers may contribute dialogues, poems, journal entries, song lyrics, or other material which will become part of the final theatre piece.
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2014
Compensation: Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. will cover all production costs associated with rehearsing and performing the piece. Writers will retain copyright and full ownership of their individual pieces of writing. No further compensation will be provided.
To Submit material for consideration:
- Send us a writing sample (up to 2 pages of prose or poetry, or up to 10 pages of dialogue) as a PDF or Word Doc (PDF strongly preferred)
- Please use subject line: "Writer Submission - Pirate Project" so we can send your submission to the right place
- Please indicate in your email if there is an aspect of the project that struck your interest
- Please include a bio or resume that lists any previous experience with collaborative theatre or devised/ensemble-generated theatre
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Full Length Plays
We accept writing sample submissions for consideration of full-length plays throughout the year. All submissions that meet our guidelines will be considered for future production in our 2015 season or beyond.
Length: At least 60 minutes in production
Compensation: Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. covers all production costs associated with rehearsing and performing the piece. In some cases, we are also able to offer a small stipend to our full length playwrights. Playwrights retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.
To Submit a Play:
- Send us a 10-page sample as a PDF or Word Doc (PDF strongly preferred).
- Please use subject line: "Script Submission - Full Length Sample & Synopsis - [NAME OF PLAY]" so we can send your submission to the right place
- Include a brief plot synopsis and character breakdown (including age and gender).
- Include any production or development history if applicable
- All plays should have the author's name and contact information on the first page of the sample
- The playwright must own the rights to the play (i.e. plays cannot be owned by a publisher)
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Ready to submit?
Please send all submissions (PDF format preferred) to everydayinferno@gmail.com. Please make sure that you include all material requested for the project you are submitting for - it will be difficult for us to consider any submissions that are missing requested items.

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A Map to Somewhere Else (an NYC premiere)
Performances June 19th - June 28th, 8pm (Sunday at 5pm)
The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab
308 West 133rd St, NYC 10027
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