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Saturday, July 27, 2013

The NJPC in residence at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ announces the Musical Series

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The NJPC in residence at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ announces the second call for the Eleventh Annual Contest – Play Series (open to New Jersey residents only) and the Musical Series (open to residents of NJ and the surrounding areas including NYC). 

The contest consists of two phases.

First, three plays and three musicals will be selected as finalists and receive staged-readings from all entries received by Aug. 8, 2013. 

(Each finalist receives a small honorarium.)

Second, one winner in each series will receive a fully staged production in the very flexible Hunziker Black Box Theatre. In addition to the full production, the winners receive an additional small honorarium. Initial entries should include: a cover letter, stating availability of the author for participation in the process and the performance history of the play; a one-page synopsis of the play with character descriptions and vocal requirements; and a resume of the playwright.


This contest is open to residents in the Northern NJ, tri-state region.

Submissions should include:

  • a cover letter, stating availability of the author/composer for participation in the process and the performance history of the musical;
  • a one-page synopsis of the musical;
  • and a resume of the playwright and/or composer.

Submissions should be emailed to TheatreSeries@WPUNJ.edu

Or mailed to:

Theatre Series
William Paterson University,
300 Pompton Rd., H105B
Wayne, NJ, 07470.


Requests for scripts & music (including a piano/vocal score, in PDF or Word format) and author/composer interviews will be arranged later this summer.

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