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Monday, September 2, 2013

NYCPlaywrights October 2013 Play of the Month - Monologue: You put a spell on me

NYCPlaywrights is seeking one-page monologues for its October 2013 Play of the Month.

The theme: You put a spell on me.

The speaker of the monologue can be any age, gender, ethnicity, etc. but must address the theme of "you put a spell on me."

This can be approached in a variety of ways  - it could be in the romantic sense of "I'm so in love with you that you must have put a spell on me" or in the literal sense of "you used magical powers on me" - and this could be true in the world of the monologue, or the speaker could be delusional. Your choice, as long as it addresses the theme in a discernible way.

NOTE: the theme is YOU put a spell on ME.  The theme is not "somebody put a spell on me" or "you put a spell on somebody." The monologue must be addressed TO the entity who put a spell on the speaker.

Monologues that don't meet the theme will be discounted.

The deadline is Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT.

We will select one monologue and video-record it, and the video will be posted (with author permission) to the NYCPlaywrights web site.

  • Send only one one-page monologue per author to info@nycplaywrights.org. 
  • The monologue can be no longer than 1 page. Yes, it's a challenge. Choose your words carefully. Edit and re-edit.
  • The script must be submitted by the author of the script, no agents or others may submit. 
  • The script submission should be sent by email, with the monologue itself as a file attached to the email. File format should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or pdf. Most preferable is .pdf (Portable Document Format) because it will retain your original script formatting. 
  • Make sure you have your name and your email address on the script. 
  • Monologues can be submitted by anybody, anywhere in the world, but must be primarily in English (a few non-English phrases are acceptable, but the phrases must include English translations in production notes or stage directions.) 
  • There is no fee for submission. 
  • The author of the selected monologue will be awarded $20. 
  • The NYCPlaywrights selection decision is final and NYCPlaywrights reserves the right to select no monologues from those submitted. 
  • A monologue that has had a production is acceptable, although we prefer a new monologue written for this project. 
  • A monologue that has been published is not acceptable.
  • All rights will remain with the playwright. 
  • The selected monologue will be video-recorded and posted during October 2013.
  • The video recording of the monologue will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The playwright will be asked to review the video recording and approve it before it is made public.
Any questions email info@nycplaywrights.org

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