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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Athena Theatre play reading series is currently seeking play submissions

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The purpose of the Athena Theatre play reading series is to develop new works which explore a new voice, expresses storytelling in an unconventional way, challenges both the artists as well as the audience to think outside of the box. The play may explore views on religion, race, gender, politics, social change, hunger, blindness or disability of any kind.

Please note we are only considering full length, contemporary (present day) staged plays at this time with a cast of two – six characters (including at least two characters who are women 20-35 yrs old), unit set, genre/theme which is of the style of our past productions.

The play should be relevant to the current time (ideally set in NY). Please submit action driven plays which do not include overt exposition and audience address. From the play reading series, a play will be picked to develop into a staged reading in NYC. The staged readings will be performed on a quarterly basis. Please check back to view our staged reading schedule. When submitting please include all of the following:

  • a brief cover letter stating how you think your play fits our mission statement as well as the how it relates to our past productions. 
  • Subject line: [play title] play reading submission
  • a one page summary
  • character breakdown.
  • first ten pages in PDF format.

Please submit all information at one time, if solicited. We will contact you within one month if we are interested in doing a play reading of your play. The play reading series was developed to explore original work.

E-mail to: Juliana Aiden (Literary Intern) OriginalPlay@athenatheatre.com

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