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Thursday, August 17, 2017

FUNHOUSE II SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS: Original theatre inspired by The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, and Adult Swim

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If you identify as part of any historically or presently marginalized groups, we are able to waive your submission fee. Please indicate in your submission email if you would like the fee to be waived.

The fee will be waived if any playwright can prove they are a member of the Dramatists Guild.


FUNHOUSE II
SCRIPT SUBMISSION
Performances October 19-21
@ The Slate Theater in Seattle, WA
Directed by Brian Toews, Dylan Gervais, Maddy Noonan, and Mario Orallo-Molinaro

What is Funhouse?
Funhouse is quarterly late-night play anthology inspired by “The Twilight Zone”, “Black Mirror”, “Mr. Show”, “Saturday Night Live,” and Adult Swim. Funhouse is a collection of subversive and experimental original content. Our show serves as a rotating platform for up-and-coming playwrights, directors, actors, and designers with ties to the Pacific Northwest. The creators of Funhouse want artists to take bold risks in their storytelling.

Funhouse was created by Brian Toews. The first show was co-produced and directed by Anna Ly, Brian Toews, and Chris Quilici. It received its premiere at Eclectic Theater in Seattle, WA June 2017 to a sold-out run.

Submit Your Original Script
Submissions of original ten-minute plays will be accepted beginning July 2nd, 2017. The deadline is August 25th, 2017. No plays will be accepted after August 25th, 2017. The number of plays to be produced will be at our discretion and will depend on the mix of submissions. Writers will be notified of our selections September 1, 2017. The pieces selected will be given a full production within the capabilities and budget of the producers. There will be a $25 honorarium given to all selected playwrights.

Submission Fee (w/ no-fee options)
There is a $5 submission fee.
After submitting your script, the email listed on your submission will be invoiced via PayPal. We will read/consider your script only after we have confirmed the submission fee.
Our PayPal is registered to funhouseanthology@gmail.com

The submission fee will go toward our design budget and the cost needed to rent the space.
No-fee options:
If you identify as part of any historically or presently marginalized groups, we are able to waive your submission fee. Please indicate in your submission email if you would like the fee to be waived.

The fee will be waived if any playwright can prove they are a member of the Dramatists Guild.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We believe that theatre should reflect the community it serves. As such, we encourage people of all experiences, backgrounds, and identities, to submit their work. This includes people of any race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, class, or religion. If you identify as part of any historically or presently marginalized groups, we are able to waive your submission fee. Please indicate in your submission email if you would like the fee to be waived.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

● Submission must be an original, unproduced 10-minute play at time of submission. Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, prior to submission will not be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.

● Playwrights may submit multiple scripts but the max number of plays produced will be one per playwright.

● Maximum length: Plays should run in the 10-15 minute range but can be shorter. Longer submissions will not be considered.

● Scripts may be comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, musical, anything. NOTE: Funhouse II will premiere close to Halloween. You may or may not let that inform your narrative.

● This is a show for mature audiences (18+), and we encourage subversive and/or experimental work.

● Plays must be submitted with numbered pages and include on the title page the following contact and bio information:

○ Playwright’s first, last name, and preferred pronouns
○ Mailing address
○ Phone number
○ E-mail address
○ A brief biography (100 words or less)
○ If you are a member of a historically or presently marginalized group, please indicate if you would like your submission fee to be waived.

● Submissions may be emailed to funhouseanthology@gmail.com
Email submissions must be received by August 25th, 2017 to be considered.

● Preferred document format: Microsoft Word or PDF files ONLY. No other formats will be accepted.

● Selections will be made by directors Brian Toews, Dylan Gervias, Maddy Noonan, and Mario Orallo-Molinaro and is solely at their discretion. All decisions are final.

● Notification of final selections will be made via email by September 1, 2017.

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