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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Odds and Ends Festival

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The Odds and Ends Festival is an annual festival hosted by Newborn Theatre targeted towards celebrating new, young playwrights with bold, new ideas.  Last year’s festival featured 13 plays written by 10 playwrights from across the continent. For more information, please see our website at http://oandefest.weebly.com/

The 2013 festival is set for next summer and we’re looking for new, diverse, short works by young playwrights from across North America.

We will consider
  • New, works shorter than 30 minutes written by playwrights who are younger than 30
  • Recent one-act productions under 30 minutes, written by young playwrights and produced by other indie theatre companies who would like to collaborate with us
This year, the festival will take place in Toronto’s downtown core and it will feature the works of up to thirty young playwrights.

Submit your work for your chance to be featured as part of Toronto’s emerging arts scene

Deadline to submit: March 1 2013, midnight E.S.T.


Email oddsandendsfestival@gmail.com with your submission.
Make sure to include the following:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Birthday
  • Bio
  • A recent photo of yourself

Attach your script in .doc or .pdf format.

Please include a cover page with the title of the play, the playwright's name and the list of characters. The pages should be numbered.

 The playwright must own the rights to the play up to the end of June 2013 (i.e. plays cannot be owned by a publisher).   Any style is acceptable, including musicals.

Only those playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by March 25th 2013.   The plays will be selected by our festival dramaturgical committee committee.

If selected, your play will be performed either as a staged reading or a full-scale production in Toronto, Canada in August 2013.

Should your play be selected for inclusion in the festival, you are giving the non-exclusive right to Newborn Theatre to produce and perform the play  in the 2nd Annual Odds and Ends Festival Festival (Toronto Canada), in the August 2013.  In the event that you are an independent playwright, Odds and Ends Festival will find the cast, crew and market your play.  In the event that you are a collaborating company, the festival will expect you to provide a completed production of your own show.

The submission must be a thirty-minute or shorter one-act play.
Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

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