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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward is accepting submissions for its second annual Playwrights CageMatch

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Our CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition!

Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious! Grand Prize goes to the playwright with the chosen script.

Our theme this year is: KEYS TO THE HOTEL BARBARY. The setting is a ramshackle basement hotel room in the fictional "Hotel Barbary" of San Francisco. (There will be a claw footed bathtub onstage if you choose to incorporate that into your stage directions.) We're looking for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporate the setting into the scenes. Time period is not restricted. Please limit your scenes to no more than four characters. Tone, theme or genre is up to you! Futuristic sci-fi dystopia? Turn of the century romance? Modern-day holiday? All are welcome at the Hotel Barbary!

We are seeking brief scenes (5-20 minutes) which conform to the limitations of the competition. (Scripts which do not meet the restrictions will not be considered.) DMT staff will select five finalists to be presented. Each of the final scripts will get one rehearsal with the same director and company of actors. On June 10th the five scenes will be performed at a live staged reading event at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. The audience will vote by token to determine the winner!

Admission to the performance is free, but a token to vote for the winner is $5.
Deadline for scene submissions sent via e-mail is May 6, 2013; post-mark deadline, if mailed, is May 3, 2013. 
Submissions can be e-mailed in *.doc or *.pdf to cagematch@dmtonline.org or mailed to:
Douglas Morrisson Theatre
ATTN: Susan E. Evans
c/o H.A.R.D.,
1099 E St., Hayward, CA 94541

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