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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Horror Festival

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The Players’ Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival

October 11-28, 2012

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Submission Guidelines

1. Submissions should be of a NYC theme.

2. Each production will have four performances, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  There will be three separate weeks.  Festival staff will try to pair up one-acts according to theme and running time.  Please let us know if you have any date conflicts.  We will try to work around conflict but be aware that conflicts might exclude you from the festival.

3. Please mail or hand deliver two (2) bound, hard copy, blind1 submission, of your play not to exceed 15pages/15minutes, with the application form to the address below.  Please include a CD of music if you are submitting a musical.   Make sure that a cast breakdown and synopsis is included.  In addition, please e-mail one copy.  There is no submission fee but we limit the number of plays by each playwright to two (2).  Plays will not be returned so please do not send SASE.

4. DEADLINE:  All completed submissions must be received by 5:00PM, August 27th

5. Playwrights or their representatives are responsible for all aspects of their production; costs, casting (non-equity)2, rehearsals3, props.  A list of set pieces will be provided at pre-Festival meeting.  The load in and load out will be done by the actors and staff in under 5 minutes so, please, limit your requirements.

6. Selected plays will be required to pay a $50 technical fee to cover staffing and programs.  Players’ Theatre will provide production stage manager (lighting/sound technician), house manager and box office personnel.  Lights will be a stage wash.  We have dual CD player available.  There is no storage space for props or costumes so limit them to what you can carry back and forth.

7. There is a piano in the theatre.  Any additional musician requirements must be approved by and are at the discretion of the Festival staff.  We have limited space and prefer that it is used for audience.

8. Festival staff will contact accepted play/musical authors and a list will be available on our website after September 9th.

9. There will be a meeting set for representatives to provide information and answer questions.  Festival staff will provide each accepted production with one-hour tech time.  Rehearsal space will be available at a discounted rate for Festival participants.  One large dressing room will be available for all actors.

10. There will be a $100 deposit to cover cancellation or damages.  This will be returned at the end of production.

11. Complete contact sheet and program bios will be required two weeks in advance of performance date.

12. Audience voting will determine each week’s favorites.  Only audience member who have seen all plays will be allowed to vote.  Weekly winners will be awarded $100.  Festival staff will select the Festival winner and awarded “Best of Festival” recognition.

(1) Blind submission: Pages should have no identifying marks other than the title and/or page number.
(2) We have a casting director on-sight to assist you at a nominal cost.
(3) We will discount our rehearsal room (check availability) at the Players’ Theatre for Festival participants.

Please feel free to contact us via email if you have any additional questions.

The Players’ Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival
Brenda Bell, Artistic Director
115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY  10012


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