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Saturday, August 4, 2018

2018 Playwrights and Artists Festival

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It is that time of year again. We have chosen our artwork for the 2018 Playwrights and Artists Festival. We, as always, extend first look to those who have submitted to our festival in years previous.
New to this year’s festival we are offering three prizes.
$300 for Best of Festival.
$200 for Artistic Merit.
$100 for Audience Favorite.
The artwork will follow a refresher on the rules.
1. The play must be inspired by one of the works of art below.
2. The play must be written between the dates June 19 and August 8, 2018.
3. The play length needs to be between 15 - 20 minutes
4. Cast size maximum, 5 characters. Set should be implied.
5. Plays submitted MUST be a complete play and must include a beginning, middle and an end and contain a conflict. Our judges will be adhering to strict parameters during the adjudication process.
6. Playwrights may only submit one play for the festival.
7. The playwright would need to attend at least one of the two weekend performances (which take place in November). In person is preferred but we have in the past skyped with playwrights. As our festival is starting to reach a greater number people in wider locations we feel that we must take this into consideration. We always hope our playwrights can attend in person and feel the energy and excitement of having their work performed onstage for the first time but we understand that sometimes this is not logistically possible.
8. Plays must be submitted by midnight of August 8, 2018. This submission must include 2 copies of your play, one “blind” version without name but including which artwork you were inspired by and one with a full title page. They must be submitted tobinghamtoncitystage@gmail.com 
There are no exceptions to these rules. We love the idea of fresh work based on the inspiration of our chosen art. We choose our artworks carefully. We love to see where it takes our playwrights. Each piece of art has infinite possibilities of inspiration. We wish all good luck writing and can't wait to see the results.
And now here are this year’s artworks.

Flatlined by Jessica Fridrich



Rumor by Megan Proutey



Rockport Moss by Karl Schadlich



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