We never post opportunities that require a submission fee. LEARN MORE.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) 2013-14 Generations new play competition

web site

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) announces our 2013-14 Generations new play competition, supported by a generous grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.

In order to support the work of parent playwrights, we are seeking full-length plays, for a cast of seven actors or less, written by a parent with at least one child under 18 years of age as of 7/31/2013.

The winning playwright will receive
• a week-long workshop residency in Boulder, Colorado, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;
• the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;
• a stipend for travel and lodging;
• a $250 prize; and
• a $250 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.

During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading. The selected work will be considered for full production in a future BETC season.
The selected playwright must be available for residency in Boulder, Colorado during the week of May 18-25, 2014. Specific residency details will be negotiated directly with the winning playwright.

Plays must be written in the English language. Plays that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or that have been published are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor's edition will be considered. Plays may not be under option or scheduled for professional production or publication as of July 31, 2013.

To have your work considered, please submit the following, by email, as one Word or PDF file, to submissions@betc.org:
1. Cover sheet with contact information: name, phone, email, mailing address, and a paragraph bio for yourself and any other collaborators; please do not include your name elsewhere in the submission file.
2. A brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
3. A brief production history of the work (if applicable)
4. Character descriptions
5. A 20-page dialogue sample (please do not send a completed full-length script)

The application deadline is July 31, 2013. A shortlist of playwrights will be contacted in August, and we will request a full-length draft of selected works at that time. Our winning playwright will be notified by September 15, 2013.

Blog Archive