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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Metropolitan Playhouse still seeking submissions

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Metropolitan Playhouse still seeking submissions
to the 2011 East Village Theater Festival

Submission Deadline Extended: April 1, 2011
Festival Run: June 6 – 25, 2011

Metropolitan Playhouse, devoted to exploring America’s cultural legacy through theater, is accepting submissions for inclusion in its 7th annual East Village Chronicles, presenting new one-act plays that celebrate and explore the varied history and eclectic culture that have defined Manhattan's Lower East Side (in all its permutations). Submission guidelines are available at Metropolitan’s website: www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/EVC7guidelines

The East Village Chronicles are part of the The East Village Theater Festival, an annual series of brand new short works that celebrate the history and people of the theater’s neighborhood. The festival runs for three weeks each June; each play is performed 6 times in repertory with the others over the run. This year’s festival seeks plays exploring stereotypes in East Village/Lower East Side history and culture.

New plays never before performed in New York
One act plays of 10 – 30 minutes length.
4 actors maximum
Set in and related to the East Village/Lower East Side of Manhattan any time from pre-colonial days to the future.

Metropolitan Playhouse is in its 19th season, devoted to the theme of Stereotypes in American theater and culture. The Playhouse explores America’s theatrical heritage through forgotten plays of the past and new plays of American historical and cultural moment. Called an “indispensible East Village institution” by nytheatre.com, Metropolitan has earned accolades from The New York Times, The Village Voice, Backstage and nytheater.com for its ongoing productions that illuminate who we are by revealing where we have come from. Recent productions include Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Drunkard, Dodsworth, NYIT awards winner The Return of Peter Grimm, Under the Gaslight, The Contrast as well as the Alphabet City and East Village Chronicles series.

More information: www.metropolitanplayhouse.org, or call 212 995 8410.

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