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Saturday, January 28, 2012

ATHE's Playwrights and Creative Teams Program (PACT) seeks new, previously unproduced short plays

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ATHE's Playwrights and Creative Teams Program (PACT) seeks new, previously unproduced short plays for its 23rd annual New Play Development Workshop at the ATHE Conference, in Washington, DC, August 2-5, 2012. We invite playwrights to submit plays ranging in length from 4-10 minutes (scripts over 10 minutes will not be accepted); there is no restriction on subject matter, style, or intended audience. A jury of readers will select six to eight scripts. Each playwright will be assigned a director, dramaturg, scenographer, and a group of actors; these creative teams collaborate on the scripts throughout the conference in a developmental process (participants may attend the rest of the conference). The workshop culminates in a public, script-in-hand reading of the plays in a SHOWCASE OF SCRIPTS.

The New Play Development Workshop affords playwrights the opportunity to work on their scripts with artists experienced with original material from all over the country and to have their work presented at a major academic theatre conference. In past years, plays which have gone through this process have been published in a PACT Program anthology. These plays achieve a high rate of success in securing subsequent productions and publication.

PLEASE NOTE NEW SUBMISSION POLICY: Electronic script submissions should be emailed to: charlene@charleneadonaghy.com. Please remove name, mailing address and telephone/fax/e-mail from the script, and include that in a cover letter which indicates your willingness to attend ALL sessions of the workshop. Only one submission per playwright will be accepted. Scripts will not be returned. You will be notified, via email, of the reader's selection no later than April 1, 2012. To be considered for the NPDW, scripts must be RECEIVED by January 30, 2012; late entries will not be read. Scripts should be sent to:

Charlene Donaghy

For additional information, contact Charlene Donaghy at (860) 307-2477, charlene@charleneadonaghy.com or Judith Royer at (310) 670-0362, jroyer@earthlink.net.

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