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Monday, September 16, 2013

The LSU Department of Theatre presents Outworks 2014, a festival of LGBTQ themed one-act plays

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Deadline for Submission: December 6, 2013 
Award:  $150 and production videotape

The Louisiana State University Department of Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for Outworks 2014, a festival of new lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer (LGBTQ) themed one-act plays.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions must be the author's own original work. Each entry shall be free from copyright restrictions and the author agrees to hold LSU, its officers, and directors free and harmless from all copyright claims.
Scripts must be LGBTQ-themed.

  • Submissions must be one-act plays, ranging from (10) ten to (30) thirty minutes in length.    
  • There is a limit of two scripts per playwright. 
  • All Entries should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format via e-mail to outworksfestival@gmail.com with “Outworks 2014” in the subject line.
  • Deadline is December 6, 2013
  • Scheduled production dates are April 29 - May 4, 2014 
Submissions will be read and scored by a faculty/student committee. The committee will select six plays.  These six playwrights will receive $150 in monetary compensation, each play selected will be guaranteed three staged performances, and each playwright will receive a video of his/her production.  Playwrights wishing to attend the festival are responsible for all travel expenses.

The LSU Theatre Lab season retains all rights and privileges concerning casting, production, and programming for Outworks. LSU Theatre reserves the right to:

  • Reproduce as many copies of the play as are necessary for distribution to the judges and participants in the production. 
  • Videotape the performance for archival purposes. 
  • Use the title, author's name and images from the production for publicity purposes related to the Outworks Festival.   

The final play list will be announced January 16, 2014.

Submissions sent via email are preferred.  Please send submissions or inquiries to:

Macy Jones, Outworks Festival Curator, at:

outworksfestival@gmail.com and put “Outworks 2014” in the subject line.

The LSU Theatre Lab season, produced by the Louisiana State University Department of Theatre, offers audiences an “alternative” theatrical experience. Providing a diverse and exciting schedule, the LSU Theatre Lab Season highlights the tremendous talents of the LSU graduate and undergraduate students (B.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D.) both on and behind the stage.

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