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Monday, July 17, 2017

365 Women A Year: a playwriting project

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Welcome 2017 playwrights! We are entering our third year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us.

PLAYS DUE DECEMBER 31, 2017 (There are no extensions.)

DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE: (Please read these 4 steps carefully)

FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about. We are looking for 365 NEW women that our project has not yet covered. We do not accept repeats from previous years yet. You can make sure you don’t claim a repeat by searching through our historical women alphabetically. If you are not sure who to write about, scroll down for a list of available women.

Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the 2017 CLAIM FORM. You will be asked to choose at least 3 options, in case your lady has already been claimed.

SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation (or denial) email. You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from 365womenayear@gmail.com. It can take up to three weeks to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive.

THIRD STEP: Happy writing. If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.

Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with. PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play.

FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise.

You will email your piece to 365womenayear@gmail.com. Follow the directions below:

(1) In the subject line you will put: 2017/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)

(2) Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email

(3) Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format:

***Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.****

Alphabetical:

Alexandra David-Neel- “Adventuress Adventurous”(10 pages)/Playwright: Deborah Magid (2017)

Key Words/Occupation:

Alexandra David-Neel (Writer, Explorer,S inger)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Century they were Born: (If you can’t find exact dates just put the century)

Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

By Play Info: (just written out once with all the women in history listed after “inspired by”)

“Adventuress Adventurous” by: Deborah Magid (3 characters/10 pages) Inspired by: Alexandra David-NĂ©el (2017)

(4) Attach your play as a PDF and submit!

You can always email us if you have any questions. Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

*You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear.

*Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.

*Plays are due Dec 31st of 2017. No extensions.

* You are always allowed to revise your piece. When you do, email it again with REVISION/Play title/Playwright/Year in the subject line and the revised piece attached as a PDF.

*Women MUST have existed. *They can be living or dead. *Our plays are loosely based on these historical figures.

*Yes, we plan to do this every year.

*You retain ALL rights to your pieces and may submit them anytime and anywhere you want to. When one of your 365 pieces gets produced, we will put it on the web site and tweet about it! Nothing will be done with your play without your discretion. If a theatre wants to produce your piece, we will contact you. While the play info is searchable, interested parties cannot read your piece unless you give permission.

*We have had festivals all over the world and appeared in The Dramatist. We have playwrights from all over the world participating.

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