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Thursday, April 12, 2012

EBE Ensemble Seeks Submission of New One-Act Plays

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New York based theater group needs new short plays for their NYIT-Award Winning Festival.
New York, NY: EBE is accepting submissions through June 2012 for their fifth annual new one-act play festival, Elephants on Parade 2013.

In 2009’s Festival, "The Interview" by Nico Vreeland won Best New Short Script in the 2009 New York Innovative Theater Awards.  The 2011 festival ran at the Fourth Street Theater in the East Village.  Di Jayawickrema of NYTheatre.com said that the 2011 festival “succeeds on all levels and stands as a radiant testament to why independent theater is always worth watching for.”  The review goes on to say that this is an “impeccable production” with “deft performances” and “luminous scripts.”  The 2012 Festival opens May 3 at the Fourth Street Theater.

Around six plays will be selected for the 2013 festival.  This will run for two or three weeks in April/May 2013 in New York City.  Selected playwrights will receive a small stipend, be invited to participate in audience talkbacks, and be featured in an online interview series surrounding the festival.

Submission Guidelines:
  • One-Act Plays, less than 25 minutes in length.
  • Only electronic (emailed) submissions will be accepted
  • Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.  All plays should be attached in the same email message.  Any after that will be disregarded.
  • Plays may not have received a full production in the New York region (readings, workshops, non-professional school productions or productions outside of NY, NJ or CT are allowed)
  • Plays must have fewer than 6 characters; no more than 1 character may be outside the ages of 16-35.
In addition to the play, all submissions should include:
  • Full contact information (phone, email and mailing address) in the body of the email.
  • A writing resume (any other artistic resumes may also be included) attached.
  • A brief synopsis (less than 150 words) in the body of the email.
  • A complete scenic and character breakdown, including ages, in the body of the email.
The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2012. 
Earlier submissions are encouraged.  Selected playwrights will be notified by July 31, 2012.

To submit please send all requested materials in PDF format ONLY to literary@ebeensemble.com

Submissions cannot be considered for the festival until all required materials have been received.

EBE is dedicated to creating and seeking out new and unique works of theater that strive to bring new audiences into the theater and push the envelope for active theater goers. The company operates as an ensemble of artists who believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount to developing interesting and entertaining works of art. Engaging not only the theater community, but the community of New York City as a whole, EBE focuses on projecting a distinctively youthful and passionate energy with all of their work.

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