Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Source Festival 2017 10-Minute Play Submissions

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Source Festival seeks 10-Minute Plays of any genre (comedy, magical realism, drama, etc.) that relate to the theme listed below. This theme is inspired by the festival's Full-Length Play; please read the summary below for more information about the Full Length Play.

We encourage innovative/humorous/surprising scripts that address the following themes:

COVERT CATALYSTS

Inspired by Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement. We are looking for plays that examine a instant of revolution (on a macro or micro level) in an unexpected way. We encourage the playwrights to find a surprising method or action in which to invoke change. Expose and explore tension in a subterranean, surprising, humorous or clever way. Enjoy!


In a 1950s Georgetown duplex, Bob and Millie live next door to Norma and Jim, in what appears in all manners to be a perfect arrangement. The twist is that all four are gay and have cultivated fake identities outside of their homes in order to live truthfully inside. The cultural shift of the 1950s brings about a moment of change when this carefully crafted falsehood is thrown into chaos. Topher Payne’s play (based on historical events) explores this shifting landscape with humor, energy, farce and surprising honesty.

Eligibility Requirements:

- Playwrights may submit only one 10-Minute Play to the the festival and the play may only be submitted under one theme.

- Plays may be no longer than 10 pages, exclusive of your title page.

- Plays must be submitted in PDF format.*

- Plays must not have been previously produced or published.**

To submit your 10-Minute Play to the Source Festival, please complete the form upload your script as a .pdf file.

Please complete this form and submit the documents requested below.

Due: January 6th, 2017 at 5:00pm EST. No late entries. No exceptions.
Playwrights whose scripts have been selected for Source Festival 2017 will be notified in the spring of 2017.

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