Saturday, October 22, 2016

Theatre Southwest 12th Annual Readers Theatre

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Theatre Southwest is NOW accepting short plays for its 12th Annual Reader's Theatre Matinee! This year the TSW-RTM will happen on Sunday, Nov. 20th, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. and our new event producers Brian Heaton and Scott McWhirter will be accepting 5-10 minute scripts from NOW until November 7th, 2016 (postmarked by). Selected plays will be read and voted on by the audience in attendance and the Audience Favorite will receive a $100 prize!
Guidelines for this this year's event are as follows:
  • Scripts will be accepted via snail-mail only (no emails, no PDF's).
  • Scripts entered cannot be returned.
  • Limit of 2 entries per playwright.
  • There is NO ENTRY FEE.
  • ALL scripts should be numbered with title, list of characters, brief synopsis of play and playwright's contact info on title page.
  • ALL scripts should be stapled in the upper left hand corner.
  • No Monologues or one man/woman plays will be accepted.

ALL genres of plays will be accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter content.

ALL plays should be able to be read within 5 to 10 minutes, no longer, no exceptions. If using standard play format a good gauge would be if the play's text is 4 to 11 pages long (excluding title page).

Please make sure the play you are submitting is conducive to Reader's Theatre, simple stage directions, story mostly expressed through dialogue, not action.

Approximately 8-12 plays will be selected to be given a performance level read, and the playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

ALL entries should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063

To learn more about Theatre Southwest's Special Events go to the below link:

Note: At present the section on How to submit a play to the TSW-RTM has not been updated from last year's (2015) guidelines, so please refer to the guidlelines listed HERE when submitting.