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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Ypsi THRIVE New Short Play Festival

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Pencilpoint Theatreworks is seeking submissions for the first annual Ypsi THRIVE New Short Play Festival. THRIVE will be held Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, 2017, at Riverside Arts Center in downtown Ypsilanti, Mich. Six to eight short plays will be selected for black box productions.

We are looking for short plays that, to quote Maya Angelou, have “some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” The purpose of THRIVE is to bring people together in the theater to discover a new understanding of ourselves and to explore and celebrate the human experience.

A stipend will be paid to all playwrights whose work is selected for production.

Submission Guidelines:

• There is no entry fee.
• Plays should not exceed 15 minutes in length and technical requirements should be minimal.
• Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces featuring underrepresented characters are encouraged.
• Only one play per playwright.
• All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in Michigan.
• All genres are accepted except for monologues, musicals, children’s plays or one-actor plays.
• Standard play format with numbered pages.
• Include contact information on title page of the script only. Playwright’s name should not appear on any other script pages.

• Submissions should be sent in .pdf format to pencilpointtheatre@gmail.com with “THRIVE Submission” and the play’s title as the subject line. In the body of the email, include a one-paragraph synopsis of the play and a list of brief character descriptions.

Deadline for submission is midnight April 30, 2017. 

Playwrights will be notified by May 15.

We are looking forward to reading your play.

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