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Monday, March 18, 2013

Playwright’s Call to Activism - 10 minute plays wanted

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This is for playwrights in New York, Westchester and Rockland County only.

UPDATE: new deadline - March 20th.

You are invited to submit an original 10-minute play to a Playwriting Festival for May 9th and May 16th to be held at The Stony Point Conference Center, located in Stony Point New York.

This festival, “Playwright’s Call to Activism” will benefit the Community of Living Traditions, a multifaith  residency program that practices hospitality, engages faith and cultivates nonviolence and justice. This will be an opportunity for unproduced writer’s to have their work presented. The challenge of the Festival is the necessity for social action to heal the problems in our society.

Be Creative! Consider all forms of injustice.

Using your skills and imagination, write an original play, drama or comedy that will be presented as a staged reading. Our “Call to Activism” festival calls for plays that deal with some aspect of nonviolent social action in response to injustice in a community and /or society.

We are seeking plays written in any style that reveal fresh plot, interesting character(s), sufficient conflict and a running time of 10 minutes maximum.

Series A performs on Thursday May 9th and Series B performs Thursday May 16th at  8pm.

General Guidelines

  • Play submissions (by internet only) are due by Midnight March 20th at midnight. 
  • Up to 12 scripts will be chosen to be presented one of the two festival dates. 
  • Stony Point Productions offers rehearsal space at 17 Crickekttown Road, Stony Point, New York 10980.  Plays will be presented in the Stony Point Conference Center’s auditorium which seats 120 people. 
  • Playwrights will be responsible for finding their own directors and actors. Please don’t allow this to discourage you from submitting. (if there are issues finding directors and actors  please contact Marie-Elena Ortiz at dramaturgycentral@gmail.com)
  • This is a fundraiser to assist the Stony Point Conference Center’s multi-faith community dedicated to non-violence.  All participants are donating their time and talent. Our goal is to fill every seat in the house! The suggested donation to attend  (this is not a submission fee) is $10.00
Script Guidelines
  • Your play must adhere to the theme of injustice and nonviolent social action.
  • Write for a cast of 1-4 actors (the more diverse the better)
  • The play must be no longer than 10 minutes 

How to Submit 
Email your script to Marie-Elena Ortiz at dramaturgycentral@gmail.com

Write in the subject line: Injustice/your name

In the body of the email send your complete contact information and a one line summary of your play as well as your availability for series A May 9th at 8pm or Series B May 16h at 8pm.

You will be contacted regarding your script status in late March.

Play submissions (by internet only) are due by Midnight, Wednesday, March 20th.

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