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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mobtown Playwrights' Group Season 3 Call for Submissions

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Attention, playwrights: The Mobtown Playwrights Group wants your scripts!


Last season, the play development wing of Baltimore’s Mobtown Players workshopped three new plays. One of them, Erica Smith’s Come Out and Say It, will receive a full production on the Mobtown stage this summer (July 13-28). For the 2012-2013 season, we will again devote 4 slots to the development of new work by area writers.

Each of the first 3 slots will consist of back-to-back weekends of public readings. The Mobtown Players will supply actors, directors, and marketing acumen. Playwrights will have a chance to revise their drafts based on feedback from the first weekend’s readings, and to rehearse those revisions for the second weekend’s readings.  The goal for the 4th slot is to select one script to receive a full production by the Mobtown Players.

Scripts for the first slot, which will run October 5-13 (2012), should be submitted by July 31.

Scripts for the remaining two slots, which will run February 1-9 (2013) and March 29-April 6 (2013), should be submitted by August 31. If you prefer a particular slot, please include that information with your submission; otherwise, we will consider you for all three.

Plays may be any length, genre, or style and may be written on any topic. Please include with your submission 3-5 questions you still have about your play or scenes/moments you’d like to develop. (You won’t be held to this, but it will provide a starting point if we select your play.) You must be able to attend most rehearsals and each reading of your play. If you have questions, please contact Brent at mobtownplaywrights@gmail.com. Scripts should be submitted electronically to the same email address.

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