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Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Sauk Plays-in-Development 2019

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We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, children's play and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). A completed draft of the play must be submitted. It is understood that changes can be made to the script between initial submission and performance.

The goal of Plays-in-Development is help playwrights continue to develop plays that have yet to be produced. By working with a director and actors, the playwright can learn vital information about their work. After the public readings, playwrights are able to participate in a talkback with the audience. We want playwrights to leave the experience with positive and constructive feedback to improve their plays.

It is expected that the selected playwrights will be involved in the Plays-in-Development process. The plays will first go through notes with the executive director in early 2019. A director will then be assigned to each play and work with the playwright prior to an audition draft being submitted. Auditions will take place in early June with two weeks of rehearsals prior to public readings.

Playwrights are encouraged to make changes to their scripts throughout the rehearsal process (often handing in new drafts on a weekly or even daily basis). The public staged readings will take place in early July 2019. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk will provide the opportunity for the playwrights to fly to Michigan and be involved in the final days of rehearsals and the public reading.

Please e-mail a draft copy of the script, a one paragraph plot description and playwright's contact information to Executive Director Trinity Bird at saukpid@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018. 

The play selection committee will review all submissions and select the scripts to be part of the process. The selected plays will be announced on or before November 1, 2018.  For more information, contact the e-mail above.

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