Tuesday, May 17, 2016

METLIFE NUESTRAS VOCES NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION 2016

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Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depict the Hispanic experience.
  • No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
  • New and un-produced plays preferred. Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
  • All plays must be original and full-length (minimum running time: 1 hr., 30 min) and can be written in Spanish and/or English.
  • Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Previously submitted scripts are accepted unless they have already placed in the top 10.

SELECTION PROCESS

Each script will be read by two qualified independent judges selected by Repertorio Español, on a blind submission.
Winners will be announced six to seven months after the deadline.
Each participant will be notified of the results by e-mail. We request that participants do not contact the office to inquire about the competition’s results.

PRIZES


Round 1: Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio to further develop the script.

Round 2:

Grand Prize Winner: $3,000 and a full production at Repertorio Español (must be available for Awards Ceremony)

2nd Place: $2,000

3rd Place: $1,000
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Must follow instructions and fully fill out form to participate. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted. Do not send any other biographical infomation or reviews.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Send all of this information and the requested materials via e-mail to: nuestrasvoces@repertorio.org using the subject line “Nuestras Voces: Title of –Your- Play”.

Send the following information within the body of the e-mail:
  • Your full name
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your cell phone number
  • Your mailing address (street address, city, state, zipcode)
  • How did you hear about the competition?
  • 4-6 line synopsis
  • 4 -6 line description of how your play relates to the Latino / Hispanic American community

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted.


Send the following as an attachment:
One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script -- in one document with numbered pages and a title page that lists the title and year the play was written ONLY. (PDF, Microsoft Word, Plain or Rich Text Formats Accepted)
Please OMIT your name from the script

Do not send other biographical information or reviews