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Tuesday, November 22, 2011


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Montclair NJ - NYC area

Deadline December 15, 2011

A festival featuring exciting performances of new short plays that revels in the celebratory and communal nature of story telling. Hosted in the raucous environment of Tierney's Tavern Upstairs , The StrangeDog Beer-Batterd Festival focuses not just on exhilarating new works, but on the joy of reaching audiences in a non-traditional theatrical venue.

All submissions should come through this page, and should be submitted by December 15, 2011. There is no submission fee.

Five new "winning" plays by emerging playwrights will be selected by our committee to be performed in the festival on Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th 2012. Playwrights are responsible for the "production" of their play; finding a director, casting, and rehearsing. All plays must be staged and performed "off book."

On a mandatory tech day, the StrangeDog crew will accommodate any lights or sound, along with focusing on evening cohesiveness to achieve not just a festival, but a solid night of entertainment. If needed, StrangeDog Theatre can assist in casting or providing a director.

The Drunken Judges Award: Each evening of performance will feature "The Drunken Judges Award" in which a non-industry non-professional (perhaps someone who has never even been to a play before) guest judge will be chosen, thoroughly inebriated, and at the conclusion of the performance will select their favorite play of the evening.(Remember, all plays selected are "Winning" Plays...the Drunken Judge is just for fun.)

Plays should be…

Ten minutes (ish) in length.
Simple in terms of production requirements.

Say could be performed, on a blank stage in a bar. Or at the bar itself.)

What kind of plays should you send?

Here's the kind of plays we like: Funny plays. Sad plays. Funny plays. Scary plays. Smart plays, funny plays, really funny plays, plays about characters, plays about ideas, plays that surprise us and worry us, plays that make us marvel and plays make us think. And plays that are funny.

Submit your script to our festival, right here. Submit it in .doc, .pdf or whatever. If we cant figure it out, you'll hear from us about it. You can do it with the form on the web site.

Also, submissions can be emailed to submit@strangedogtheatre.com

If selected, you're cool with the fact that:

You will be taking part in our non-competitive, friendly Play Festival.

We can use your show and name for promotion.

You will attend one mandatory tech / planning rehearsal.

StrangeDog Theatre will provide the venue, as well as basic lighting and sound. You will provide the rest of your show.

If you will have difficulty delivering item (3), you may contact us for possible assistance with all production needs. We can accommodation within reason with discussion and planning.

The name submitted on the form should be that of the author/rightsholder to the work and should be able to be a primary contact.

We don't need anything plagiarized. We know you didn't write David Ives' Sure Thing.

David Ives may submit Sure Thing. In doing so, he will receive a waiver of item (9) and one 1 drink voucher.

All work should be unpublished.

We're going to promote this, and we might record it.

There's not submission fee, you don't need to sell a certain number of tickets, unlike other festivals we're not trying to drain you of your money.

... But we do like it when you sell tickets. Everyone likes an audience.

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