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Thursday, December 13, 2012

first annual quiet New Works Festival

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quiet is thrilled to announce the first annual quiet New Works Festival on February 9, 2013.  The New Works Festival will host a day of new playscripts written by incredible new voices just waiting to be heard.

The deadline for script submissions is December 15, 2012.  

Works will be selected in a two round process.

First round selections will be made by January 15, 2012 and the playwrights will be invited to participate in an interview regarding their work and will receive an exclusive printed draft of your work, bound and notated from one or more theatre professionals.

Second/final round selections will be made by January 25, 2012 and will be produced as a staged reading in our New Works Festival on February 9, 2012.  Playwrights will receive written audience feedback and a professional designer rendering based on your work.  All entries selected for the festival will be invited to participate in our Festival Gala at the conclusion of the event.

If you would like to participate in the quiet New Works Festival as a director, performer, or designer, please contact newworks@quietonline.org.  To submit your playscript, please see the submission criteria below.

quiet is pleased to announce the Selection Committee Chairman for the quiet New Works Festival is Todd Hulet.  Todd is a local theatre artist, who has worked with quiet on previous projects including subUrbia (Scenic Designer) and Bean: the Musical Fruit (Composer).  He currently serves as Director of Music and Education for Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge, in addition to his work as a teaching artist for Seattle Children’s Theatre and Childsplay Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.  His credits also include work with Phoenix Theatre, Bay View Music Festival, Phoenix Opera, and La Jolla Playhouse.


quiet will be accepting submissions for the quiet New Works Festival through December 15, 2012.  Submissions must meet the criteria specified and be submitted electronically by December 15, 2012 to: newworks@quietonline.org.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Works may be in draft stage but must be complete before submission.
  2. Performance duration must be at least 40 minutes and no longer than 120 minutes.
  3. A presentation of the work should be considered a “live” performance.
  4. Artists must agree to the terms of the festival. See Artist/Producer Contract.
  5. Works must not have been previously performed in their current draft.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Potential for community impact. See our mission statement for more information.
  2. Current Societal Relevance.
  3. Feasibility.  All submissions are welcome – you’ll be surprised how big we dream.
  4. Creativity and craftsmanship.

What to send:

1. A cover letter including:
  • Title of Work (as you would like it to appear)
  • Names of all Creators (as they should be credited)
  • Duration (in minutes)
  • Character Breakdown/Performer Requirements
  • Production History (if applicable)
  • Any additional special requirements to produce a “reading” of your work.
2. A completed draft of your submission
3. Summary/Synopsis (limit 1 page)
4. Artist Bio (limit 200 words) and Resume
5. Signed Artist/Producer Contract

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