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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Red Bull Theater presents: NEW SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

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3rd Annual Short New Play Festival – Open Submissions

New plays! Heightened language! Classical themes! 10 minutes long!

The Deal
Building on the success of our last two Festivals, Red Bull Theater’s Short New Play Festival returns in 2013. Six short plays will be selected from an open-submission process and presented in staged readings along side two short plays by commissioned writers (past writers have included Constance Congdon, Elizabeth Egloff, David Grimm and John Guare). Plays will be selected based on relevance to Red Bull Theater’s mission, incorporation of stated theme and excellence of the work.

The Drill
Write a short play of no more than 10 minutes in length that contains heightened language, verse, classical themes, or is an adaptation of a classical story. This year, each play must respond to the following word:


Take a look through our history to see the kind of work we have done. Respond to a play we’ve produced or choose a classic of your own. Adapt something, Riff on a character, Borrow a language structure, Create a whole new classical world – you choose!

The Rules
• Each playwright may submit ONE SCRIPT only.
• Each play may be no more than TEN PAGES in font no smaller than 11pt.
• We ONLY accept electronic submissions in PDF form. Do not mail printed scripts.
• INCLUDE writer contact information on the title page.
• Plays should be self-contained with a beginning, middle and end.
• Excerpts of full-length works are INELIGIBLE.

The Timeline
Email scripts to submissions@redbulltheater.com by the deadline of March 8th, 2013.
Submissions will only be accepted electronically in PDF format.
Selected plays will be announced by April 15th, 2013.
New Play Festival is May 13th, 2013.

*Due to the volume of scripts, we are unable to comment on submissions.

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