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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2014

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Scenes 2014 will consist of alternate endings where our audiences will choose how the voyage will conclude.

This is Sundog Theatre’s 12th annual presentation of original, short one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

--Submit original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.
--Plays should be 10-25 minutes long and have their setting on the Staten Island Ferry.
--Right before the play ends, one of the actors in your scene will step out of character with a scripted (by you) explanation for the audience lasting no more than 40 seconds that briefly tells of two alternate endings--not revealing any surprises. The audience will then decide which direction the story will go – both endings will have been rehearsed by the actors.
--Plays should involve 2-3 characters and require no special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props, and no special sound or lighting requirements.
--Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
--No musicals, long monologues, poetry, or verse since plays are memorized by actors in a short time.
--As in life, a little humor is good.

Remuneration: Six authors will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of eight March/April 2014 performances in Staten Island and Manhattan.

--Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and contacts) to
Sundog Theatre,
“Scenes 2014”
PO Box 10183,
Staten Island, NY  10301.

--Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, a 70-word bio and also resume of the author.

--Should be postmarked from now until no later than December 1, 2013.

--DO NOT submit plays electronically.

--Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org.  Susan Fenley, Producer

Notification: Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early 2014.

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