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Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Third Annual Residency for Playwrights

The Polygraph Tests is a residency program committed to enriching the process of theatre development by pairing selected playwrights with collaborators eager to guide and inspire the scripts’ evolution. We are looking for dangerous stories that expose and examine the ways in which desire and impulse define human relationships. Writers of all ages and from all experience levels are invited to submit plays that align with our mission statement.

This program features a three-week rehearsal period focused on giving writers the time and tools they need to experiment and develop strong character development, plot structure, and dialogue. Each playwright will work alongside a director and actors who are excited to inspire the author’s vision and provide him or her with feedback regarding the rewrites made during the residency. After a mid-process public reading allows each artist to experience their play with an audience, everyone returns to the rehearsal room for another week of collaborating with the writer. The residency ends with a second public reading celebrating the plays in whatever state they are in at the time.

Submission Guidelines:

  • We will only read and review one-act plays.
  • We select playwrights based on two factors: (1) the quality and potential of the writing, and (2) a one-on-one interview during the second week of December 2013.
  • We look for plays on all subject matters- story and structure that dare to be different.
  • Scripts don’t need to be perfectly polished; we will happily accept unfinished work.
  • We accept only unpublished plays (unproduced and previously produced plays are both acceptable).
  • You may send us one or several scripts- we prefer you send us two plays so we can understand the scope of your voice as much as possible.
  • Scripts can be any length (less than 75 pages is preferred).

Please visit www.bit.ly/TFTpolygraph to fill out the application and send your resume and/or artistic statement to submit@truefalsetheatre.org. Applications received after the November 15, 2013 deadline will not be reviewed.

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