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Monday, June 2, 2014

Seeking plays by parents 2014

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The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) announces our Fall 2014 Generations new play competition, supported by a generous grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. In order to support the work of parent playwrights, we are seeking full-length plays, for a cast of seven actors or less, written by a parent with at least one child under 18 years of age as of 6/15/2014.

The winning playwright will receive

· a week-long workshop residency in Boulder, Colorado, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;

· the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;

· a stipend for travel and lodging;

· a $250 prize; and

· a $250 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.

During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading. The selected work will be considered for full production in a future BETC season.

The selected playwright must be available for residency in Boulder, Colorado during the week ofNovember 3-9, 2014. Specific residency details will be negotiated directly with the winning playwright.

Plays must be written in the English language. Plays that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or that have been published are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor's edition will be considered. Plays may not be under option or scheduled for professional production or publication as of June 15, 2014.

TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY:

To have your work considered, please submit the following, by email, as two Word or PDF files, tosubmissions@betc.org.

In the first file, please send a 20-page dialogue sample with your play’s title as its file name. Please do not include your name in this file. Do not send a completed full-length script.

In the second file, please include:

1. Your contact information: name, phone, email, mailing address, and a paragraph bio for yourself and any other collaborators;

2. a brief synopsis of the play (500 words or less);

3. a brief production history of the work (if applicable);

4. character list and descriptions.

The application deadline is June 15, 2014. A shortlist of playwrights will be contacted in mid-July, and we will request full-length drafts of select works at that time. Our winning playwright will be notified by August 15, 2014.

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