NOTE: Submission fee is waived for members of the Dramatists Guild.
2015 is the 25th year for the Dayton Playhouse’s one-of-a kind New Works Play Festival.
Visit www.daytonplayhouse.com for complete submission guideline information.
$20 submission fee. This fee is waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”.
ELIGIBILITY: Entry must be an original work (NO musicals, plays with music, or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FF 2015.
Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.
DEADLINES: Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31 (postmark).
SCRIPTS: Submit a blind copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.
Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted.
If mailing, submit via Media Mail. If you would like confirmation that we received your script, include a SASP (no envelopes). Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.
CONSENT: Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Semi-finalists will need to provide a PDF of their script.
Should your script be selected and produced as one of the 6 finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival and participate in all events.
Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse if/when script is published.
The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.
AWARDS: A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the 6 finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend (July 16 - 19, 2015).
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 3 reads/evaluations. Readers narrow down the entries to 18 - 20, which are then read by the entire committee who selects the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the 6 finalists.
During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of 5 theatre professionals (New York based and regional). Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.
SUBMIT TO: Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton, OH 45401-3017 or email to email@example.com
QUESTIONS: Contact FutureFest Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937.424.8477