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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

TASN Short Play Festival 2019

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The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to new play development and will be holding its second annual Short Play Festival for two weekends, and six performances, in October, 2019. The Submission window opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on March 1, 2019, or until three hundred plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of reading, scoring, and debating and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold an all-day Selection Sunday, putting all 24 semi-finalists on their feet. The eight winners will be announced in June 2019, with he top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and no restrictions on content.
Workshops, readings, and one or two previous productions are okay.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit though we ask for an optional $5.00 donation
per submission. TASN is non-profit and your tax deductible donation will be used to help defray
the cost of producing this Festival which is dedicated to the development of New Work.

Submitting is a two-step process.

First, snail-mail your title page, contact info, and your optional donation (made payable) to The
Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery, Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA, 01950.

Second, email a PDF of your blind script to TASNShortPlayFest @gmail.com . (PDF’s only)
No identifying information on your script please as we want to ensure anonymity during the
judging process. Only after selecting the finalists will the identity of the winners be revealed.

TASN is an award-winning 50 seat black box in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. This Festival will be sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop who collectively have been produced at The Playwrights Platform Summer Festival (15 times), The Boston Theater Marathon (13) The Firehouse’s New Works Festival (10), The Players Ring, Portsmouth (5), Theater Artists Workshop, Norwalk (4), North Park Vaudeville (2), The Fusion Theater’s The Seven, The NYC 15 Minute Festival, the Vortex Theater, Durango Arts Center, Silver Springs Summer Festival, The Player’s Club, NYC, The LIC Secret Theater, and the list goes on…

Bottom line: This Short Play Festival is brought to you by playwrights, for playwrights, and will
be directed and performed by our amazing TASN talent. Good luck and see you at the show!

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