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Saturday, October 29, 2011

StageQ Call for Plays - Queer Shorts 7

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StageQinvites you to submit a short play for our seventh annual festival of short queer plays, Queer Shorts 7.

Plays should be no longer than 15 minutes in length

Deadline: December 15, 2011.

Please include a one-page précis, including:

· One-paragraph description of the plot
· Casting requirements (number of actors, gender, ages, special requirements, if any)
· Set requirements (remember, this is a playfest with 10 - 12 plays in one evening; simple is better!)
· Running time (no more than 15 minutes!)
· Special technical requirements, if any
· Who is the intended audience?
· Is there lesbian, gay or other queer content?
· Is there nudity? Adult language?
· If a musical, is there a written score?
· If a musical, what are the instrumental requirements? Vocal requirements?

Please send us no more than 3 scripts. And please don't re-submit scripts that you have sent us in the past.

You can e mail your script and précis to QueerShorts@stageq.com.

We have a strong preference for receiving scripts electronically.

But if that's not possible for you, send via snail mail to:
Queer Shorts c/o StageQ
113 E Mifflin Street
Madison, WI. 53703

We're serious about the 15 minute time limit. 5 or 10 minutes would be even better. We'd love to have a musical in the fest! And call us language snobs, but synopses and scripts full of typos, spelling, grammatical and syntactical errors are not going to knock our socks off. We read almost 300 scripts for Queer Shorts each year and accept 10 or 11, so make yours easy for us to love.

We acknowledge all scripts received, so if you don't hear back from us within a couple of weeks, we didn't receive your submission. We'll also let you know by early April, 2011 whether or not we selected your script, but please don't start bugging us about it on April 1st. Queer Shorts 7 will be performed May 31 - June 9, 2012 at the Bartell Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin.

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