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Sunday, March 2, 2014

4th Annual Short Play Festival

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Selected short plays and one-acts will be presented during the Autry National Center’s American Indian Arts Marketplace in Los Angeles.

Selection Process: Short plays and one-acts (5-page min., 16-page max.) received by March 15, 2014, will be read and evaluated by a national reading panel composed of Native American theatre artists and community members along with nationally recognized theatre artists. They will select 6 to 10 plays for the festival based on the creative use of the theme, originality, theatricality, and execution.

Please note that we only accept submissions written for the stage or theatre by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.
Selected plays will be given a staged reading in November 2014, and a panel of judges will select the 2014 Von Marie Atchley Award for Excellence in Playwriting, a $1,000 cash prize based on the creative use of the theme, originality, theatricality, execution, and audience response.
Checklist for Submissions

  1. Please label script file as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).
  2. Use a standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered).
  3. Include a title page with full contact information (mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail address).
  4. Include a character breakdown.
  5. Provide a biography of 75–100 words. Please label file as follows: Bio_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: Bio_Doe, J.doc).
  6. Provide development history for the play. Label file as follows: DevHistory_PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: DevHistory_MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).
  7. To submit, fill out our online form and upload your materials here.

DO NOT send treatments or outlines. Previously submitted plays should only be resubmitted if the play has undergone significant dramatic changes. Plays that are not selected are kept on file for consideration for future opportunities. Playwrights are encouraged to make multiple submissions (up to three per event), but selection will be limited to only one play per playwright, per event.

Where to Send Submissions
We now only accept electronic submissions (in PDF or Word format):

For questions or more information, e-mail nvliteraryassociate@gmail.com.

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