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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ATHE's Playwrights and Creative Teams Program (PACT) seeks new, previously unproduced short plays

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ATHE's Playwrights and Creative Teams Program (PACT) seeks new, previously unproduced short plays for its 25th annual New Play Development Workshop at the ATHE Conference held at the Fairmont Scottsdale, Arizona
Princess Hotel 
July 24 - 27, 2014.

We invite playwrights to submit plays ranging in length from 4-10 minutes (scripts over 10 pages long – not including cover page - will not be accepted); there is no restriction on subject matter, style, or intended audience.

 A jury of readers will select six to eight scripts. Each playwright will be assigned a director, dramaturg, scenographer, and a group of actors; these creative teams collaborate on the scripts throughout the conference in a developmental process (participants may attend the rest of the conference). The workshop culminates in a public, script-in-hand reading of the plays in a SHOWCASE OF SCRIPTS.

The New Play Development Workshop affords playwrights the opportunity to work on their scripts with artists experienced with original material from all over the country and to have their work presented at a major academic theatre conference. In past years, plays which have gone through this process have been published in a PACT Program anthology.  These plays achieve a high rate of success in securing subsequent productions and publication.


Electronic script submissions, in standard Samuel French playwriting format - 12 point font, character name centered or 3.5 inches from left margin, 1” margin all around - should be emailed to:  charlene@charleneadonaghy.com

To be considered for the NPDW, scripts must be RECEIVED by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time January 7 2014; late entries will not be read.

Scripts must be no more than ten pages long, not including your cover page.

Please remove all playwright identification from the script including name, mailing address and telephone/fax/e-mail

Do not send a synopsis or playwright resume

In the body of the email include:  Script Name, Playwright Name, Playwright Email, Playwright Telephone Number, Playwright Postal Address, any university or college affiliation (if applicable)

In the body of the email indicate that you are willing and able to attend ALL workshop sessions for your play at the time and city as noted above.  Please note there is no compensation for travel or accommodations.

Only one submission per playwright will be accepted.

Scripts will not be returned.

If your play is selected, you will be notified, via email, of the reader’s selection on/about  April 1.

For additional information, contact Charlene Donaghy charlene@charleneadonaghy.com

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