Friday, October 9, 2015

The Great Gay Play and Musical Contest 2015

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NOTE: Dramatists Guild Members are exempt from paying this entry fee by using the discount code Guild 2015 when applying.

Deadline: October 31, 2015

The Great Gay Play and Musical Contest seeks to develop the highest quality work with LGBT characters or themes. We seek material that is innovative and groundbreaking, and that deals with LGBT history, or issues of importance to the community. While we do appreciate the traditional well made play with LGBT themes, we like hearing fresh stories told in new ways. and we hope to begin relationships with writers looking to engage in that work.

As you explore our website, you will see on our production history that we have already produced world premieres of material that has been developed in the contest. And we have produced Chicago premieres of work done elsewhere, along with historical LGBT pieces. http://pridefilmsand09-plays.com/pfp-production-history-and-awards/

And while there is an entry fee to apply, Dramatists Guild Members are exempted from that fee. You will be able to enter the Dramatists Guild Discount Code (Guild2015) on the page which asks for credit card information.

PLEASE NOTE IN RULE 2 THAT ANY SCRIPT THAT IS SUBMITTED WITH THE AUTHORS NAME ON IT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED. and the entry fee will be forfeited. ALL SCREENPLAYS AND FILMS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED UPON ENTRY and the entry fee will be forfeited. ANY SCRIPT SUBMITTED AS A WORD DOCUMENT INSTEAD OF PDF will be immediately disqualified and the entry fee will be forfeited.

We recommend NOT SUBMITTING PLAYS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED IN PREVIOUS YEARS unless they have been re-written.

Awards & Prizes

The contest generally has a semi-final round, and a final round of up to five finalists. The finalists receive $400 cash prize and a chance to work with the artists of Pride Films and Plays to develop their work in rehearsals in Chicago. The finalists work is presented in 'enhanced staged readings' performed at the Center on Halsted, and featuring members of the PFP Artistic Ensemble along with guest artists. 

Rules & Terms


Pride Films and Plays
www.PrideFilmsandPlays.com
773 250 3112
Pridefilmsandplays@gmail.com

The Great Gay Play and Musical Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The entry period for The Great Gay Play Contest (the "Contest"), sponsored by Pride Film and Plays (the “Sponsor”), an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, begins September 1, 2015 at 12:01 am. Central Time (CT) and ends October 31, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT (the “Entry Period”; October 31, 2015 will be referred to as the “Deadline Date”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest. Void where prohibited by law.

1. ENTRANT ELIGIBILITY:

The Contest is open to individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in the state/country/province in which they reside on the date of entry who are legal residents of, and physically residing in, one of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico, United States territories, possessions, and protectorates, and foreign based United States military installations) or one of the following countries (see web site).


2. ELIGIBILITY:

All plays and musicals entered into the Contest must be original. Plays or musicals adapted from pre-existing material will not be accepted, unless the author of the Play is also the owner of the material from which the Play is adapted or has the rights to said material. Plays must be written in standard play format, in English and can be no more than 120 8 ½” x 11” pages in length and in PDF format.

The title of your PDF should be the exact title of your play – or your play title with GGPC – but should not include your name or any other words in the title. Do not put any information on or in the play that would identify you and/or your co-author(s) including, without limitation, your name, your co-author’s name(s), your contact information or your co-author’s contact information.

Entrants will be judged only on the play accompanying their entries. Entrants will not be allowed to rewrite or correct their plays once submitted. Do not submit anything with your play including artwork. Any additional material accompanying the play will be discarded.

Scripts that have no production history will be accepted. We will also consider scripts that have been supported with staged readings or workshops as well as scripts that at the time of entry have had one community theater, educational theater, or one non-Equity production (which ran for no more than 25 performances). Plays which have received Equity productions are not eligible.

Plays which do not meet the above requirements will be disqualified.

Be sure to retain a copy of your play because Sponsor will not return the play you submit for the Contest.

3. HOW TO ENTER:

You can enter the Contest via the Internet only.

There is a fee to enter the Contest (the “Fee”). Members of the Dramatists Guild and the PFP Writers Network are exempt from that fee. Entries must be paid with Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover. The amount of the Fee is based on the date of entry as follows:

Date of Entry Fee

September 1 to September 30, 2015 US $30.00
October 1 to October 31, 2015 US $45.00

Dramatists Guild Members are exempt from paying this entry fee by using the discount code Guild2015 when applying. The discount will be asked for on the page asking for Credit Card information. You will be asked to provide your DG number by PFP Staff when judging for the festival begins.

To enter, log on to www.filmfreeway.com, find the information on our Contest page, and follow the appropriate links to register. Register for the Contest by including your name, your mailing address, your primary phone number (with area code/country code), your cell phone number or alternate phone number (if any) (with area code/country code), your birth date and your e-mail address. You will attach your script to the Film Freeway entry, and need not send it any other way. Music for musicals (in mp3 files) should be emailed to PrideMusical@gmail.com. Entry can only be made electronically – no snail mail applications will be accepted under any circumstances.

AUTHORS MAY SUBMIT MAY THAN ONE SCRIPT INTO THE CONCEPT. However, each script must be made as a separate entry. And DG members can only claim the DG exemption for the first script they submit.

Entries submitted or received after the Deadline Date will be disqualified.