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Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Theater Project Soliciting Short Plays for Competition

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The Theater Project of Maplewood, NJ, an award-winning, professional theater, is now soliciting short plays for “Think Fast,” its second-annual one-act competition February 12-15, 2015. The contest is open to playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 21, 2014

WHO WE ARE: The Theater Project, a professional theater company based in Maplewood, NJ, began in 1994 with the goal of bringing the best contemporary plays to our community.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Electronic submissions only. E-mail your short play to OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org. Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time. This restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Sets, lighting and sound requirements must be simple. No elaborate props or effects. Plays invited to participate must be ready-to-perform and supply their own actors and directors. There is no fee to submit. Those selected for participation will be charged a $200 fee to cover expenses (venue, stage manager, lighting/sound director)

STATEMENT: Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email: “If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $200 participation fee.

WHAT WE SUPPLY: The Theater Project will supply the venue (The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ), a stage manager and a lighting/sound director. Individual productions supply the actors, directors and make their own agreements with actors/directors regarding compensation.

JUDGES: All plays are guaranteed two (2) performances. If a play progresses to the “final” round on Sunday, February 15, that play will have a third performance. Plays progress through audience vote. On Sunday, February 15, a panel of judges will award the “Judges Choice” award and there will also be an “Audience Choice” award.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: The Theater Project will publicize the festival and the “Judges’ Choice” winner for Best Play will receive a $500 prize.

QUESTIONS? Email OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org 

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