Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Next Act! New Play Summit 6

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Submissions are now being accepted for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Sixth Annual NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT!

Next Act! now in its sixth year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s (theREP) commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. The summits directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” Next Act! New Play Summit 6 takes place October 20 - 23, 2017 and will feature readings of four never-before produced plays, with additional special events throughout the weekend.

As in years past, the theatre is devoted to finding a play that can be produced in an upcoming season. Evidence of this devotion can be found in theREP’s productions of Suzanne Bradbeer’s The God Game (2015) and Naked Influence (2016), Sherry Kramer’s How Water Behaves (2015), and Bob Morris’ (2017) production of Assisted Loving; Dating With My Dad, all of which started at Next Act.

Accepting full length plays only.

(No Musicals.)

Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged.

Comedy and Drama welcome!

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.)

Plays previously submitted to Next Act will not be considered for this years’ Summit.

Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Friday March 31, 2017.
HOW TO SUBMIT

Playwrights should submit one document, as a Microsoft word or PDF file attachment. This document must include: a short one-paragraph synopsis – that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending; the character descriptions and the first 10 pages (and only the first ten pages) of their play. Submission documents must be void of playwright’s name and contact information.

Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines stipulated will not be accepted.

Email your submission to mhall@capitalrep.org with 2017 SUBMISSION in the subject line. (There is a spam filter on this email account to protect it from hackers. First time users please prove that you are human by following the link to ensure your submissions delivery.)

A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected.

Electronic submissions preferred.


PLAYS SELECTED:

Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified at the beginning of August.

Three plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual 4-day summit, which takes place October 20 – 23, 2017.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.