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Friday, April 15, 2011

Theater Company Seeks Comics-related Short Plays

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Theater Company of Lafayette, Colorado, Seeks Comics-related Short Plays
Playwrights! Come play with us! Theater Company of Lafayette is seeking short comedic sketches to be included in a production titled, “Comic Con con Comedy.” Please submit short plays that follow these guidelines: 2 to 8 minutes in length. Simple staging requirement; unusual costumes are acceptable. PG-13 or tamer content. Cast size should be 7 or fewer. Plays that include female characters are encouraged. The sketch needs to be related to the “comic con experience,” which could include comic books, fan conventions, superheroes, manga, etc. Amusing flights of imagination are encouraged! Multiple submissions from the same author are welcome. Deadline for submissions is January 12, 2012. Please submit your scripts as an email attachment (pdf preferred) to the artistic director, Madge Montgomery (madge@tclstage.org). Please put “Comic” in the subject line of the email. There is no fee for submissions, so get cracking! Playwrights whose work is selected to be included will receive a small stipend based upon ticket sales. The production will be presented in July, 2012 at the Mary Miller Theater in Lafayette, Colorado. Playwrights retain all rights to their material. In 2008, TCL produced 10,000 Wayniacs: Very Short Plays Inspired by Wayne Newton. It was a tremendous success with sold-out shows. One script from the production, The Strapper by C.P. Stancich, went on to win a national 10-minute play contest. In 2010, we produced G-Men in G-Strings: The J. Edgar Hoover Follies, which had similar success, and has since been published by Heuer Publishing: www.hitplays.com Theater Company of Lafayette is an award-winning community theater in Colorado known for producing new works. In fact, we’ve presented 36 world premiere plays, short and full-length, in the past 36 months! Check out our website at www.tclstage.org.

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