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IATI Theater’s Play Development Program, The Voice of the Authors, grants playwrights the opportunity to develop a new, never-before produced play through a community of cutting-edge theater artists and under the patronage of IATI Theater’s commitment to ground-breaking theater.

No submission fee.

The 2012-2013 program will consists of two main components:

Pal Playwrights Panel: An added component to this year's program. Monthly meetings—whose attendees are the playwrights accepted to the program and IATI Theater’s artistic staff—will be held to discuss the new works that make up the particular season. Playwrights in the program will gather to discuss and further advance each other’s plays before they are presented in front of a live audience.

Stage Reading Presentation: Each playwright in the program will be given the opportunity to present their play in a directed, professionally acted staged reading. Thus, the piece will be exposed to a receptive audience that further develops the featured script through a post-reading talkback.

Submissions lacking any of the following guidelines will not be considered.

1) Submissions must be the author's own work. The piece shall be free from copyright restrictions and the author agrees to hold IATI Theater and directors free and harmless from all copyright claims.

2) This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in a New York audience feedback. However, because of the Pal Playwrights Panel, the writer must be present to take part in the monthly meetings or be willing to commit to receiving and presenting feedback electronically.

3) Submissions must not exceed 90 minutes in length and must not cast more than 5 characters.

4) Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.

5) The submission must be a completed full-length play that has not previously been produced.

6) The playwright must commit to be present on the staged reading performance of his/her work.

7) Submissions must be made electronically to literary@iatitheater.org with the subject line, “Play Development Submission.”Two documents must be submitted—both in PDF format.

1st document: Cover letter with synopsis, character breakdown and contact information.

2nd document: Script in proper play formatting.

8) Deadline for the 2012-2013 season submissions is August 10th 2012.

Qualifying submissions will be read by a staff committee. The committee will select the playwrights to be featured in the 2012-2013 Play Development Season. IATI Theater will provide a meeting place for the monthly Pal Playwrights Meeting and cover the costs of the Stage Reading Presentation’s venue, director and actors.

For more information email: haydn@iatitheater.org

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