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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Play of the Month - June 2011

Announcing NYCPlaywrights June 2011 Play of the Month call for submissions.

Send your 10-minute play to NYCPlaywrights.

One play is selected from the submissions for that month and NYCPlaywrights videorecords 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 2,500+ 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: JUNE 2011

The theme for June is "down the shore" - which is a mid-Atlantic states expression for going to an oceanside beach.

Some plays that might meet the theme - a day at the beach, a scene set in Atlantic City, a sailboat trip on the ocean.

Deadline: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 11:59 PM

1. Send only one ten minute play per author to

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 can be no longer than 10 pages (not including title
page, setting info page, etc. but only from where the actual on-stage
directions and dialog begin.)

4. 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.

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

6. 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.)

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

12. The play must reflect the month's theme in some meaningful way.

Any questions email Nancy at info@nycplaywrights.org

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