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Saturday, October 12, 2013

8th Annual Greenhouse New Play Festival

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HotCity Theatre, a professional theatre company with a focus on contemporary programming and new play development announces the call for submission of new plays for its 8th Annual Greenhouse New Play Festival to take place in May/June of 2014.

Three plays will be selected will receive a week-long workshop with director, dramaturg and professional actors.  The workshop will culminate in a public reading followed by audience response sessions.   HotCity artistic staff will then select one script for a fully produced world premiere as part of the company’s 2015 mainstage season.

HotCity Theatre of St. Louis announces a call for submissions of new full-length plays for the eighth annual GreenHouse New Play Festival, to be held in May/June of 2014.

To be eligible as a finalist, playwrights must be available to attend the entire festival and workshop week, which begins on the Sunday prior to the festival weekend. All travel and accommodation arrangements are provided by HotCity Theatre.  Festival Finalists will be notified by February 1, 2014.

Eligible submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • received after October 15, 2013 and no later than November 15, 2013
  • require a maximum of six actors 
  • running time of between 75 and 120 minutes
  • never before published
  • never before professionally produced, no pending professional productions
  • never before submitted to the HotCity Greenhouse New Play Festival

In addition to an attachment of the script (acceptable formats include doc, docx, pdf, rtf, txt) you will be asked to provide a brief synopsis of the play, a brief professional biography, an explanation of how you feel the workshop/revision process will benefit this play, a brief description of the play's workshop/reading history, and any special casting/technical requirements that the play presents.

Those interested in submitting to the festival will find guidelines, requirements, and online submission opportunity at: hotcitytheatre.submittable.com/submit

New Play Festival Submission Schedule

  • October 15, 2013 - Open for Submissions

  • November 15, 2013 - Submission Deadline

  • February 1, 2014 - Finalists announced
  • May/June TBA, 2014 - Festival Week  

About HotCity Theatre:
HotCity Theatre operates under a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors Equity, the union of professional actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and receives funding from the Siteman Foundation, Regional Arts Commission, The Whitaker Foundation, The Arts and Education Council, Steve Nelson Memorial Playwright’s Fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, The Missouri Arts Council, The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The John R. Goodall Charitable Trust and the William A. Kerr Foundation, as well as generous individuals in the community.

For more information, contact Allyson Ditchey at allyson@hotcitytheatre.org
or call 314-289-4063.

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