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Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Sportaculture Ten Minute Play Contest

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2011 Sportaculture Ten Minute Play Contest Rules


Entries due to Active Cultures Theatre: February 1, 2011
FIRST PRIZE: $150 and a showcase production during Sportaculture 2011

The title of each play must contain the name of at least one DC area sports team (past or present, professional or amateur), for example, “First and Ten with the Redskins” or “The Terps Take On Texas” or “Confessions of a NCS Soccer Mom”
Each play must be about sports in the Maryland/Washington, DC/Virginia area.
Submissions must be original, unproduced ten-minute length plays. (Plays may have received previous workshop readings.)
Legal clearance of ALL materials not in the public domain are the full responsibility of the playwright.
Minimum Length: 5 pages. Maximum Length: 10 pages. Running time MUST NOT exceed 10 minutes in length and, must be AT LEAST 5 minutes – so if your piece includes extra dense sections (monologues, songs), please keep that in mind when submitting your play.
Any style (children’s, musicals, drama, comedy, etc.) is eligible but, honestly, comedies will have an advantage.
We prefer e-submissions to reduce paper usage.
Submit scripts electronically to submissions@activecultures.org OR send five hard copies to: Active Cultures Theatre, 4411 Underwood Street, University Park, Maryland 20782. Please include a letter giving Active Cultures Theatre permission to stage your piece as part of Sportaculture 2011. Because all submissions are judged blind, please include all pertinent contact information on the on the cover sheet. There should be no identifying information within the script itself except the title.
Playwrights may submit up to two plays, though only one play by any author will be chosen for production.
Scripts will not be returned. Active Cultures Theatre does not assume any responsibility for the loss or damage of scripts. All reasonable care will be taken.
Deadline for submission: February 1, 2011.
Competition winner will be announced on February 18th, 2011.

For further information please contact LaRonika Thomas, Active Cultures’ Festival Director, at submissions@activecultures.org.

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