Saturday, April 25, 2015

Athena Theatre Guidelines for Playwright Submissions

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Athena Theatre is extending an invitation to NYCPlaywrights to submit their full length plays, which meet our guidelines. Please indicate in your response that you saw this on the NYCPlaywrights site or Saturday email blast.

The purpose of this play reading series is to develop new works which explore a new voice, expresses storytelling in an unconventional way, challenges both the artists as well as the audience to think outside of the box. The play may explore views on religion, race, gender, politics, social change, hunger, blindness or disability of any kind. Please note we are only considering full length, contemporary staged plays at this time with a cast of two – six characters, unit set, genre/theme which is of the style of our past productions. The play should be relevant to the current time. Please submit action driven plays which do not include overt exposition and audience address. From the play reading series, a play will be picked to develop into a staged reading. The staged readings will be performed on a quarterly basis. Please check back to view our staged reading schedule.

When submitting please include all of the following:

-a brief cover letter stating how you think your play fits our mission statement as well as the how it relates to our past productions.
-Subject line: [play title] play reading submission
-a one page summary
-character breakdown
-first ten pages in PDF format.

We will contact you within one month if we are interested in doing a play reading of your play. The play reading series was developed to explore original work.

E-mail to: Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com

http://www.athenatheatre.com/playwright-submissions/