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Sunday, February 26, 2012


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NOTE: there is no submission fee but there is a $300 production fee. This is a self-production festival.

Variations Theatre Group (VTG) is seeking short plays for their second Avant-garde Play Festival. The selected plays will receive a showing at the Hudson Guild Theatre, beginning July 11, 2012. During the course of two (2) weeks, there will be three (3) official rounds of play-staging, with winners of each round chosen by a combination of audience and judges’ votes. The winning playwright will receive a prize of $1,000.00 and the opportunity to develop the play into a full length production with VTG next season. There is a possibility that selected shows will be webcast through subscription channels and would also be shown later through youtube.com in a video subscription channel. VTG pays a good deal of attention in obtaining publicity for the festival through social media, subject to rules and constraints from various professional unions.

You may submit up to two (2) plays/applications for the festival. Submissions will only be accepted online to submissions@variationstheatregroup.com. Please include a completed application form (available at the web site), a character breakdown of your play, and a copy of your script as a PDF or Word document. All submissions must be received by 5pm on April 13th, 2012.

If your piece is chosen to participate in the festival there is a NON-REFUNDABLE production fee of $300.00, to be paid immediately upon acceptance.  This cost will help defray some of the expenses such as publicity and space rental. In addition, each production will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony/Final Performance.

Variations Theatre Group defines a “submittable piece” as any medium that can be given a proper showing in a 30-minute time slot. These include, but are not limited, to short one-act plays, performance art, cabaret acts, improv troupes, comedy acts, dance pieces or short films. Pieces should be engaging, daring, and “push the envelope.” Ideal pieces would be those that deal with the human condition in an innovative manner!

Please note: All groups are responsible for producing their own individual pieces. However, Variations Theatre Group will assist with finding actors, directors, and any technical assistants needed. 

VTG is a nonprofit theater committed to public service and its founders or management work as volunteers, without compensation, to promote American theatrical talent.  For more information please visit our website www.variationstheatregroup.com.

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