Cone Man Running Productions is announcing a nationwide call for the second iteration of our series ‘Five Minute Mile – Theatre on the Run.’ The series will perform at Obsidian Theatre in Houston Texas on November 10th – 19th, 2016. Michael Weems will serve as Artistic Director for the series.
We will be staging a one-of-a-kind theatre festival. Each evening, twenty (20) plays will be performed off book by a core ensemble of actors. Eight (8) of those plays will be set for each evening, six (6) will be drawn at random by audience members and the last six (6) will be voted on by the audience. Every night will be a different experience! If the playwright is able to attend, we will work with them to assure their play is one of the five set plays performed that evening. Requirements:
· Submissions will be accepted through Sunday July 31st.
· This festival is open to current residents of the United States. English language plays only.
· Five minute plays or monologues. No scenes or parts of other plays. We’re looking for compact plays/monologues with a start, middle, and end.
o Special note for monologues: PLEASE take the time to read them out loud, time them, and allow for inflection and beats.
· For plays, no more than 4 pages (12 pt font and 1” margins), for monologues, no more than 1.5 full pages (12 pt font and 1” margins)
· Please put ‘Cone Man Running – 5 Minute Mile’ in subject line.
· Please include a short blurb describing your plays/monologues.
· No published works. Previous productions okay if not staged within Texas.
· No work that has been submitted previously to Cone Man Running or Five Minute Mile.
· Minimal set and properties.
· No musicals, screenplays, adaptations, or theater for young audiences.
· Three submissions per playwright - however no more than one piece by a playwright will be accepted. If you have co-authored a work, this counts as one of your three submissions.
· If your play is optioned for publication anytime in this process, please contact us ASAP as this will make your play ineligible for our purposes.
· Please submit all files in only: MS word or pdf.
· If plays do not meet all of these requirements, they will be illegible for consideration.
· Please note, all plays will be photographed and recorded for archival and marketing purposes. In submitting your work, you acknowledge and allow for your show to be performed on the dates listed above, photographed, and recorded.
· Please do not include any identifying information on your script – in your cover letter/email please list your name, phone number, email address, physical address and your play’s title.
· We will not provide any feedback on scripts.
· From the submissions, 50 plays will be shortlisted as semi-finalists and will be read by our board. We plan to announce the selected thirty-two (32) plays by Sunday, August 28th, 2016.
· No submission fee.
· Please submit all the requested materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submissions only.
· Cone Man Running reserves the right to decline scripts for any reason we see fit.
· If one of your plays are selected and you are able to attend, you will be provided with two complimentary tickets to the show. We will be unable to provide any additional compensation or funding towards transportation or lodging. Your show will be guaranteed a minimum of two performances.
· Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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