Thursday, April 6, 2017

LGBTQ Short Play Contest Fresh Fruit Festival New York 2017

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All Out Arts/The Fresh Fruit Festival is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for our 2017 Short Play Competition! The Fresh Fruit Festival is New York’s largest celebration of queer arts, and we work year-round to find the most intriguing, moving, and daring performances on LGBTQ themes.

Deadline: April 14th
Performance: May 16th OR May 23rd

We are looking for plays no longer than 10 minutes, that can be performed with minimal set and tech. The subject matter can be anything on queer themes.

PLEASE NOTE that, if accepted, it will be up to you to produce the piece for the competition*.

Prizes are determined by judges and by audience vote, and include several $25 cash prizes and/or one of six slots in the 15th-Anniversary Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, this July at The Wild Project.

The competition will take place on Tuesday, May 16th and Tuesday, May 23rd, at Nuyorican Poets Café. (Each play will perform on one of these nights, not both).

To submit please Email to liz@freshfruitfestival.com the following 3 things:
-A Script in PDF form
-Résumé or short bio of playwright
-The statement “I am aware that, if accepted, it is my responsibility to produce my play for this competition. All Out Arts/Fresh Fruit will not staff my play or cover production costs.”

The email subject should include your last name and the words “SHORT PLAY COMPETITION.”

Learn more about us at www.freshfruitfestival.com

*Non-Equity productions only. If admitted to the mainstage festival in July, showcase code productions are permitted, but Actors Equity prohibits producing the same show under a showcase code within a 12-month period. We thus cannot accommodate Equity productions at the competition stage.