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Friday, January 4, 2019

The Peekskill High School and Peekskill Middle School Theatre Program seek plays

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The Peekskill High School and Peekskill Middle School Theatre Program will be accepting short play submissions for their 3rd Annual New Play Festival.

Students will be in charge of selection, acting, designing, directing, and producing chosen work which will culminate in a full-scale evening of drama in May 2019. This is a quest to expose our students to outside theatre resources and make connections with worldly practitioners.  Peekskill, NY, is an artistic, multicultural community just an hour north of Manhattan (Located in the historic Hudson Valley). Please feel free to read more about Peekskill City Schools on the web at www.peekskillcsd.org or check out our Drama Club’s Facebook page at Peekskill High School Drama Company.

Guidelines as follows:
For Middle School (7th and 8th Grade) FIVE MINUTE PLAYS (or less)
For High School (9th-12thgrade) TEN MINUTE PLAYS (or less)

*Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019. Selected plays will be notified mid-April and performed in May.

* Three characters maximum. Gender and age non-specific.

*Please provide a cover letter. Include: contact information, a title page with character descriptions, numbered pages, and any specific production needs. Specify if your play is intended for Middle or High School (or both).

*Must be unpublished, but may have had professional productions/workshops/readings.

*All content, themes, and genres welcome. School appropriate language preferred (especially for Middle School age). Work will not be altered, censored, or cut unless the playwright does it themselves.

*Playwright may submit as many works as they wish. (Multiple copies for the actors, would be helpful and greatly appreciated.)

*Please note: We are not selling tickets or making a profit off of the plays we will be using.

Therefore, playwrights will not receive any compensation for using their work. By submitting to us, the playwright is agreeing to their work produced for classroom work, which will culminate in a full production and presented to the public.

*Mail Hard Copies of Scripts to:

Peekskill High School
1072 Elm Street
 Peekskill, NY 10566
 (Attention Terry Sandler, Theatre Teacher)

* For further questions, please email tsandler@peekskillschools.org. Thank you and we look forward to receiving your work. 

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