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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Submission Call from Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor

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Deadline: March 31, 2015

Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a brand new, 501C3 non profit theatre launching its first season this year. We focus on new works and most of our season is filled, but another part of our mission is to produce playwrights of color that write stories for actors of color in non-stereotypical roles. This means we do not want to read another play about segregation in the 1960's or another play about Cesar Chavez or another play about 911. We do NOT want actors of color playing drug dealers, criminals, terrorists or slaves. Consider ways in which we can present the experiences of people of color in a way that is universal and speaks about the human condition more than stereotypes or historical conflicts. LGBT characters are greatly appreciated as well. 

For this particular submission, we are accepting full-length plays from writers of color (male or female) with strong, three dimensional roles for actors of color (though there can be white characters in the play as well).  Think of Gina Rodriguez's golden globe speech "This award represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes." Because we are a new theatre, we can have no more than 5 characters in the cast. 

Please include: 
     In the body of the email. 
-A Synopsis 
-A Character Breakdown (include races and ages of characters)
-Set Requirements
-Brief Description of how this play promotes actors of color in a non-stereotypical manner. 

    As an attachment 
-20 page sample of script (any section that shows the best work) 
-Full Script (both as separate attachments. 


Any submissions that do not follow the requirements above will be discarded. We will only respond if we are interested in pursuing your script. Please do not ask if we received your submission or send any other unsolicited follow through. 

Email all requirements to RomanTeachesDrama@gmail.com


Best wishes!  

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