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Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (Westcliffe | CO)

Ten-Minute Play Competition

A panel of jurors from the local and regional theater community reviews submissions and selects, anonymously, the winning plays, which then will be produced by the WCPA’s Jones Theater on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Cast members will be drawn from the local actors’ group, the Westcliffe Center Players, and directors will be chosen to mount the plays. Plays are limited to 4 characters or less, and can be set-up and struck within 5 minutes or less.
Fee: 
$10 to submit
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Hard copy
Deadline: 
6 / 11 / 2019

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Otherworld Theatre Company (Chicago | IL)

PARAGON Science Fiction and Fantasy Short-Play Festival

PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld's mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre. Please submit original works 5 – 60 minutes in length. Multiple submissions allowed.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email

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Dark Unicorn Productions (Sussex | UK)

Accepting full-length submissions

Following its inaugural production in Eastbourne in February, Dark Unicorn Productions have now opened their doors to writers worldwide to submit new works for stage to them for consideration for a future production relationship around the company's other work on revivals of major plays, which have something to say to contemporary audiences. Minimum of 60 minutes in length; no more than five cast members.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
6 / 30 / 2019

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How to engage with your audience beyond the stage

Have you ever heard someone saying, “I wish more [            ] kinds of people would go see more theater”?          

They do.         

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Order, Chaos, and the Playwright

Exploring order and chaos in real life isn’t easy. By allowing your characters to experience order and chaos, you will tie your play to a classic human dilemma.

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Carving Out Your Own Path

When I started writing, I was excited by artists who made theater through all kinds of processes - Jerzy Grotowski, Suzan-Lori Parks, John Cage, María Irene Fornés, Ralph Lemon, Meredith Monk. I loved their poetic relationships to language and sound, investigative approaches to structure, consideration of the body and audience and all the sensory elements of live experience. I never thought, “I want to be an experimental playwright." I thought, “I want to be a playwright.” Experimentation seemed inherent.

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