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Sunday, March 6, 2011

submissions wanted for new NYCPlaywrights project - 10-minute Play of the Month

NYCPlaywrights announces a new project - the 10-minute Play of the Month

NYCPlaywrights attempts to employ multi-media and Internet technologies in the cause of playwriting and theatre. Each month NYCPlaywrights will invite playwrights to submit a ten minute play on a theme - a different theme each month.

(Except July & August when NYCPlaywrights is on hiatus.)

One play is selected from the submissions for that month and NYCPlaywrights video-records a reading of the play. The play will be posted on the NYCPlaywrights web site.

For more details about the play of the month project go to this page on the site: play of the month or click the tab at the top of this web page.

Since the NYCPlaywrights web site is viewed by 2,000 unique visitors per month, there is the potential for many more people to see a reading-performance of the play than at a typical 10-minute play festival.

10-Minute Play of the Month: APRIL 2011
Theme: Shakespeare
Since April is the birthday month of William Shakespeare, the play selected must have some connection or reference to the life and/or work of Shakespeare.

Deadline: April 3, 2011, 11:59 PM

1. Send only one ten minute play per author to info@nycplaywrights.org.

2. The script submission should be sent by email, with the play itself as a file attached to the email. File format should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or .pdf.

3. The script should be in standard playscript format. If you are not sure what that is, see this page on the NYCPlaywrights web site:


Plays that are not in standard format will be rejected immediately.

4. Make sure you have your name and your email address on the title page of the script.

5. Plays can be from anybody, anywhere in the world, but must be primarily in English (a few non-English phrases are acceptable, but the phrases must include English translations in production notes or stage directions.)

6. There is no fee for submission - and no payment given for the plays selected. Do not send a submission if you are expecting monetary compensation.

7. The NYCPlaywrights selection decision is final and NYCPlaywrights reserves the right to select no plays from those submitted.

8. The selected play will be videotaped as a reading during an NYCPlaywrights meeting and posted shortly after, during the month of April.

9. The playwright will be asked to review the video recording before it is made public.

10. The video recording of the play reading will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The embedded section may be an excerpt of the play reading rather than the entire reading.

Any questions email Nancy at info@nycplaywrights.org

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