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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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The Venus Theatre now taking submissions for our BOLD HOPE 2012 season.

Seeking uplifting journeys of triumph and/or comedies - all which empower women.

Online Submissions: Please submit an introductory paragraph, a synopsis and script to: submissionsofvenus@gmail.com

Physical Submissions and complete outline of guidelines:

* SUBMIT: November 15, 2011 – December 31, 2011

* ROYALTY: If selected playwrights will receive a percentage of box office sales under the New Dramatists contractual guidelines.

* ELIGIBILITY: Full length plays are preferred. MUST have strong female characters with interesting storylines.

* GENRE: Drama or Comedy for adult audiences.

* CAST SIZE: Cast size is limited to no more than seven actors.

* SPACE: The Venus Theatre Play Shack seats 30 audience members, alley staging, immersion theatre.

* TO BE INCLUDED WITH EVERY SUBMISSION: A biography and/or author’s history of the play, character breakdown, and brief description or synopsis of the play.

* SUBMISSION FORM: All scripts must be firmly bound. No changes or revisions accepted after submission. No double-sided pages.

* SUBMISSION FEE: First submission is free, a readers fee of $10 must be included in advance for each additional script submitted. This is also true of online submission due to time restraints. Recommend choosing your best/most appropriate singular work.

* SUBMISSION REVIEW: BOLD HOPE 2012 Venus Theatre Season will be announced on January 15, 2012.

* PLAYS RETURNED: The play should be accompanied by a manuscript size SASE with appropriate postage. If there is no manuscript size SASE, the play will not be returned. Please do not include loose cash, stamps, labels or metered postage. A SAS Post Card should be included if you want acknowledgment of arrival. If you do NOT want your manuscript returned, but want a response letter of our decision, include a #10 SASE. If no SASE’s are included with your submission, it will be discarded at time of rejection. If we are interested in your play, we will contact you by phone, email, or mail. Please include the name, address, email, and phone number of author on the title page.

* HANDLING: All scripts will be handled with care, but Venus Theatre will not assume responsibility for lost or damaged scripts. RETAIN A COPY OF YOUR SCRIPT.

* WHERE TO SEND: Please send manuscripts to the Venus Theatre Company at The Venus Theatre Play Shack 21 C Street Laurel, MD 20707.

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