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Friday, September 20, 2013

18th Annual One Act Festival - Hot from the Oven: Smörgåsbord

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The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase original, never been published 10-minute plays.  Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 18th Annual One Act Festival — Hot from the Oven: Smörgåsbord in March/April 2014 at The Fine Arts Association.

Submissions of original ten-minute plays will be accepted beginning August 1, 2013.

Submission deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  

 NEW THIS YEAR:  No more than 3 submissions will be accepted per playwright. The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions.

Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 6-17, 2014. The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association.  There will be no monetary stipend for plays used in the Festival.

Festival Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be original, unpublished, and unproduced 10-minute plays at time of submission. Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, previous to submission will not be accepted.  Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.

Limit of THREE plays may submitted by each playwright.

Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages. Play should run in the 10 minute range.

Scripts may be comedy or drama.  Not open to musicals.

Set and technical requirements must be minimal.   Only standard furniture and minimal props will be available for the production.

Plays must be typed/word-processed with pages numbered and include a cover page with the following contact information: Your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief biography.

All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.

Mailing Guidelines:

Mail submission to:

Ann Hedger,
Ten Minute Plays,
The Fine Arts Association,
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.

Mailed submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2013 to be considered for the Festival.

Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a cover page with full contact information (see above).

If you mail your script and would like it returned, include an S.A.S.E. with your submission.  If no S.A.S.E. is included, your script will be recycled.  The timeframe for return of scripts is at the convenience The Fine Arts Association.      

E-mail Guidelines:

Submissions may be e-mailed to ahedger@fineartsassociation.org and should include a separate page with full contact information (see above).

E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to be considered.

Preferred document format:  Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or .PDF files.

Selection Information:

Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion.

Time Frame:

Submissions accepted:  Beginning August 1, 2013
Submission deadline:  Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Notification:  Between January 6-17, 2014
Festival Dates:   March 28-April 12, 2014

Ann Hedger
Programming Coordinator
440-951-7500 x103

The Fine Arts Association
Your Center for Arts Education
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094

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