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Monday, March 5, 2012

Silver Spring Stage is seeking original one-act and 10-minute scripts

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Silver Spring Stage is seeking original one-act and 10-minute scripts for its upcoming annual One-Act Festival. The Festival will run for three weekends in late Summer, 2012. Two weekends will be comprised of one-act plays. The third weekend will be comprised of 10-minute plays.

Silver Spring Stage will award Playwrights' Prizes at the conclusion of the Festival. Prizes will be $150 for Best One-Act Play, $100 for One-Act Runner-Up, and $100 for Best 10-minute Play.

Submission requirements:

    Please send all submissions in two separate files, as follows:
        One file containing a separate cover letter including the author's name and contact information.
        One file containing: (a) a separate cover page including the play title, a character list/description, and a brief description of the play; and (b) the script. All mentions of the author's name or contact information must be removed from this file.
    All scripts must be submitted in standard professional play format.
    10-minute plays may not exceed 10 pages in length. One-Act plays may not exceed 50 pages in length.
    All submissions must be sent in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.doc, .docx, or .pdf file type). Submissions should be e-mailed as attachments to oneacts2012.ssstage@gmail.com. Hard copies will not be accepted and will not be returned.
    Scripts must be original and unpublished, but may have been previously performed.
    All submissions must be received by March 15, 2012.
    Any submission that does not follow the guidelines above will be disqualified.

    Plays will be selected based on artistic merit, technical and casting requirements, adherence to submission rules, length, and originality. Selected playwrights will be notified by May 1, 2012.

    For more information about Silver Spring Stage, visit our website at: www.ssstage.org.

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