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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

ATC’s third annual nuVoices play festival

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Welcome to ATC’s third annual nuVoices play festival. nuVoices was originally created with the intention of providing an opportunity for collaboration, growth, and exploration of the newest and best plays on a local, regional, and national level.  It aims not only to create a unique program that helps to foster audience appreciation of taking a play from the page to the stage, but also one that focuses on the creation of a one-of-a-kind environment for a community of playwrights, actors, directors, and artists to come together over a common project.  The process starts with play submission and is quickly followed by months of dedicated readers pouring over the offered texts to narrow it down, finally, to only a handful of chosen plays. From there directors, designers, and actors are brought together to help the playwright breathe life off of paper and into the space.  The culmination of events all of these events is brought out in a festival of staged readings held near the end of summer, and where a single play will be chosen as the festival’s winner.

Acceptance of submissions for the 2014 nuVoices play competition will begin December 3, 2013.  If you are interested in submitting your work please refer back to the page once the submission process has begun.  At that time, a link will be provided that will take you to the submission page.

The deadline for submissions is January 3, 2014.

Submissions will open on Dec 3.  Actor’s Theatre envisions nuVoices being a springboard for new plays to catapult to the national stage through our existing relationship with the National New Play Network, as well as a program to mentor the next generation of professional artistic talent in the Charlotte region.

The goals of nuVoices are three-fold:
  • To celebrate and cultivate new plays by emerging American playwrights.
  • To incubate professional artistic talent in the Charlotte region.
  • To educate the public on the process of taking new plays from page to stage.
nuVoices for a nuGeneration was created by Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte to honor and encourage emerging playwrights of the American Theatre. Four authors of selected works will be awarded a $500 honorarium, with transportation and housing provided. There will be a seven-day residency and two script-in-hand public readings to take place in August 2013. Following the end of the four-day festival, the festival winner, who will be determined by a panel theatre critics and audience members, will be invited by the Theatre for a full production in the 2014 – 2015 season.

  • Scripts must be unpublished and non-professionally produced at the time of the Festival. Workshops and readings are acceptable.
  • Selected playwrights must be in attendance for the Festival in August 2014.
  • Previous submissions to the nuVoices festival will NOT be considered.
Guidelines for Submission
  • All submissions MUST be received electronically.
  • Script submission must be made through the online submission form - scroll to the bottom of this page for the script application button.
  • One script submission per playwright.
  • Full-length, original plays only (no musicals, translations, adaptations or children’s plays).
  • Your resume.
  • Submitted in PDF formats with observance to the following:
  • Text in 12pt type and in a plain font such as Times New Roman.
  • Script must include title and page numbers at the bottom of each page.
  • Script must include title page and list of characters and settings. 
Please Note:
  • Submissions not adhering to all guidelines will not be considered unless fixed when requested.
  • Plays not selected will be deleted.
  • Upon submission you will receive an email confirmation within one week.
  • If you did not receive confirmation, please email us at nuvoices@atcharlotte.org.

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