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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New Play Contest: Interfaith & Religious Diversity

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Theatre Simpson is sponsoring a new playwriting contest. We are looking for new short plays with a focus on Interfaith and Religious Diversity for our Festival of Short Plays 2019.

Theatre Simpson annually produces a Festival of Short Plays based around a topic or playwright. This year, and for the second time since 2017, we are focusing on new plays. The festival is a student-produced project developed in the Senior Theatre Seminar course. Working collaboratively, the students will choose the plays, direct, design, and perform.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

• Submissions should be 10-30 minutes in length.

• Plays must be original, unpublished, and unproduced. Plays will be accepted that have been work-shopped or had staged readings.

•Uncomplicated set/technical requirements (minimal set changes).

• Small to medium (2-7 actors) cast.

• Plays chosen for inclusion in the Festival will receive a $100 flat fee royalty payment.

Please submit plays to newplays@simpson.edu by August 15, 2018 in the following format:

  •  Submitted as a PDF (no hard copies or Word docs, please)
  •  Page 1: cover page with play title and playwright information
  •  Page 2: brief synopsis of play (200-word maximum) and cast list that includes each character’s name/age.
  •  Pages numbered.

Production Details: Performances: April 12-14, 2019

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