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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Raconteur Theatre submission guidelines

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Script Submission Guidelines

Please include the following information to allow us to contact you if we have questions about your script:

Full Name of Playwright
Complete Mailing Address
Email Address

The font should be easily readable and 10-14pt.in size.
Your script must contain page numbers.
Include a list of characters. Keep it brief but be sure to include any important details such as gender, age and race if applicable.
Any script submitted must be the sole work of the playwright(s) and must not include any material you do not have permission to use.
All scripts must be in English.

Scripts can be sent electronically below or via paper mail to:
Raconteur Theatre Company
P.O. Box 7263
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Script Submission Suggestions

Raconteur is a small company with fewer than 15 members. We typically perform scripts which allow us to be as minimal as possible or include only one or two locations. We read many scripts to find the ones we feel fit us best. The following are a few suggestions to help you to have the best possible opportunity:

We accept scripts of all lengths. We do not accept screenplays.
Providing a cover page including the title, playwright name, contact information, a little background on the playwright, cast size, genre, approximate run time, and a brief synopsis is helpful.
Electronic submissions are strongly preferred.
Including a production and publication history if applicable is strongly preferred.
Proofread to be certain there are no serious grammatical errors.
Consider audiences when choosing a title, think about how it will look on a poster or in a press release. It should compel audiences to come see the show.
Try not to include stage directions or costume design unless they are imperative to tell your story.
We suggest limiting your cast of characters to no more than 8 and your list of settings to no more than 2.
Special interest is given to writers from the Central Ohio area.

Please note that Raconteur Theatre Company does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that we neither intend to develop nor produce. Although we accept material year-round, we do not guarantee that every script will be read. We will not return any materials physically mailed to us unless they are accompanied with a SASE and adequate postage.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please e-mail scripts {at} raconteurtheatre(.)com.

Thank you for your interest in Raconteur Theatre Company. We look forward to reading your work!

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