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Friday, January 27, 2012

Red Bull 2nd Annual Short New Play Festival – Open Submissions

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New plays! Heightened language! Epic circumstances! 10 minutes long!

After the success of last season’s inaugural Festival, Red Bull Theater’s Short New Plays Festival returns in 2012. Six short plays will be selected from an open-submission process and presented in staged readings with two short plays by commissioned writers (John Guare and one other TBA). Plays will be selected based on relevance to Red Bull Theater’s mission, incorporation of stated theme and excellence of the work. Directors for the plays are Ken Rus Schmoll and Anne Kaufmann.

The Drill
Write a short play of no more than 10 minutes in length that contains heightened language, verse, classical themes, or is an adaptation of a great classic story. This year, each play must respond to the following word:

Take a look through http://www.redbulltheater.com/History to see the kind of work we have done. Respond to a play we’ve produced, or choose a classic of your own. Adapt one, Riff on a character, Create a whole new Jacobean-like world – you choose!

The Rules

• Each playwright may submit ONE SCRIPT only. • Each play may be no more than TEN PAGES in font no smaller than 11pt. • We ONLY accept electronic submissions in PDF form. Do not mail printed scripts. • Include writer contact information on the title page. • Plays should be self-contained with a beginning, middle and end. • Excerpts of full-length works are ineligible.

The Timeline

Email scripts to submissions@redbulltheater.com by the deadline of February 28th, 2012.

Submissions will only be accepted electronically in PDF format.

Selected plays will be announced by April 30th, 2012. New Play Festival is June 18th, 2012.

*Due to the volume of scripts, we are unable to comment on submissions.

Questions? Contact Wendy Anderson, Director of Artistic and Strategic Development at wendy@redbulltheater.com. Thank you!

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