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Monday, January 17, 2011

Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre presents the Ronald M. Ruble annual New Play Festival

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Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre will host an annual national playwriting festival,
showcasing unproduced plays for young adults and children beginning May 2011. A
national search will commence in January each year looking for the best and most
promising unproduced theatrical works relevant to youth today. The weekend-long
festival will consist of 5-6 staged readings of previously unseen theatrical works
and will take place in the McBride Auditorium on the BGSU Firelands campus. A
winner will be chosen through committee/audience voting and will receive a
fully-staged production during the following CCCT season.


There is no submission fee for the CCCT Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival

* Submission deadline is March 15 of each calendar year. Scripts received after
that date will be considered the following year. 5-6 finalists will be selected
on April 15 of that year and their names will be posted to the CCCT website at
that time.
* Must be a full-length play/musical for children or young adults without a
prior production
* A brief synopsis must be sent together with a bound complete manuscript.
Submission must include a contact phone number and e-mail address on the play’s
title page. No electronic submissions will be accepted.
* The play must be at least 1 hour and no longer than 90 minutes.
* The play must be appropriate for audiences of all ages
* Dramas, comedies and farces (with or without music) are all welcome.
* Cast size limited to no less than 5 or more than 20.

The plays selected will be acted by our student actors with a mix of regional
artists where necessary. Plays that can be effectively cast within our market
will be considered favorably.
Playwrights who are questioning whether or not their play is a good match for
CCCT are strongly encouraged to contact Artistic Director Brian Marshall at
before submitting.
* All plays that are not selected for the festival will be recycled. Please do
not include any type of return postage.
* All serious submissions will be read by at least three readers. Be advised
that the following are not considered serious submissions:
* Screenplays submitted as theatrical plays
* Obvious first drafts
* Plays with typos and spelling errors
* Plays that are not formatted according to industry standards
* Plays with excessive profanity or violence or are inappropriate for child
audience members

Plays should be submitted to:

Caryl Crane Children's Theatre

c/o Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival

BGSU Firelands

One University Drive

Huron, OH 44839-9719

The CCCT New Play Festival will take place on Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2011.

Times, selections, and more information to come shortly.

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