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Friday, March 28, 2014

Open Call for original unpublished Short Plays & Scenes for new reading series

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Open Call for original unpublished Short Plays & Scenes for new reading series: "Under Rehearsed"
The Reading series is intended to create new artistic relationships with Guest Directors, Playwrights and Actors as well as provide a fun and engaging night for our audiences.

This is a great way to create a working relationship with our company and for us to get to know your work. We are looking for playwrights interested in collaborating and creating artist & audience relationships.

Readings will be performed in a bar, therefore we are looking for works that will engage and excite our audience, go well with a few drinks and allow for socializing and fun in between plays. Comedic plays in particular will be well suited for this series, but we are open to dramatic works as well. Each month will have a new theme that all plays will interconnect and relate to each other in some way.

Reading 1, March 18th Theme(s): The Ides of March and/or Drinking
Reading 2, April 15th Theme(s): Taxes and/or Money
Additional Dates & Themes to be announced

Performances will be held at The West in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Plays will be vetted by Literary Team and Ensemble Members. We are looking ONLY for Plays that fit the needs and requirements of the Reading Series at this time.

Seeking Contemporary themed, Ensemble driven works that meet the following criteria:
  • Material should meet one of the themes listed above
  • For this reading series playwrights MUST be able to attend the Reading in Person. 
  • Cast Age range should be Mid-Twenties to Late 40s 
  • Especially looking for plays with strong female characters
  • Cast size should be no larger than 4 people. 
  • Running time should be 10-15 Minutes. 
  • No more than 15 pages in length
  • Plays should be original and unpublished works 
Plays that do not fit this criteria will not be read

Submission Guideline; Please include the following:
  • Cover Letter, including your contact information
  • Theme/Date for consideration 
  • Play Synopsis
  • Cast breakdown
  • Script in word or PDF format
  • List of previous productions/publishing 
  • Any other pertinent information
Please be aware that no financial payment is available at this time. Writers retain full rights and credit for all work produced.

Please resubmit even if you have submitted in the past.
Electronic Submissions only. Please No Phone Calls or Direct Mail

For more information on the company visit www.risingsunnyc.com
To Submit your work: playsubmissions@risingsunnyc.com

Rising Sun also conducts workshop and table readings as a tool for writers to continue their artistic journey. Also accepting applications for resident & guest writers, as well as teaching artists. If you are interested in learning more about ongoing and development relationships please email Literarymanager@risingsunnyc.com

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