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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Snowdance seeks 10-minute comedies

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The Snowdance Comedy Festival is a festival of original comedies that run 10 minutes or less. Submitted scripts will be judged by The SNOWDANCE Selection Committee. A selection of scripts will be chosen for production during the festival the winter of 2012. These selections will round out a complete Festival performance. Audiences attending a Festival performance will have the ability to vote for the production they enjoyed the most. The votes will be tallied throughout the five week festival run, and the Snowdance “Best in Snow” will be awarded to the winning playwright after the final performance on February 26th, 2012. Cash award of $300.00 to “Best in Snow,” with $100.00 awards going to both 2nd and 3rd place.

Through November 1st - Call for scripts.

November -Scripts chosen for production will be announced.

January 27th – February 26th - Run of festival performances.

February 26th (immediately after final performance) -Announcement of “Best in Snow.”

To enter a script, please follow these steps.

Competition is open to original, unpublished, 10 minute or shorter plays free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered. One entry per playwright.

Plays must run 10 minutes or less. A rule of thumb - 1 page (8 1/2 x 11) of single spaced, average dialogue will total about 90 seconds. Read it out loud

- time it – test it – and re-write if need be.

Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2011.

Manuscripts must be on standard 8-1/2” x 11” paper, cleanly typed and securely bound. Scripts should follow standard format. (Check any scriptwriting book in your library)

Plays can have a cast of 1 to 5 characters and should be easily staged. Avoid any elaborate set requirements. And remember it is a ‘COMEDY FESTIVAL’.

The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list, set requirements, and a 1 to 3 sentence synopsis of the play.

Submit one (1) copy of your script.

Send scripts to:


C/O Sixth Street Theatre

318 Sixth Street

Racine, Wisconsin 53403

Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith at (262) 632-6802 or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com.

Plays selected for the festival will be produced by Over Our Head Players.

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