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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Seeking original ten-minute comedies about libraries for the Dewey Decimal Festival

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The Dewey Decimal Festival seeks ten-minute comedies related to the broad theme of Libraries, for an evening of staged readings sponsored by the non-profit Friends of the Chappaqua Library. Eight plays will be chosen and performed in staged reading format in October 2014 in the state-of-the-art Chappaqua Library Theatre (capacity 200). Actors from local theatre groups will be cast, rehearsed and will perform on-book.

Plays must be ten-minute comedies, either:

-- Set in a library (type of library is up to you)
-- About a library
-- About or featuring a librarian or librarians
-- Featuring, or about, or reinterpreting, or otherwise relating to a book that
will be familiar to most audiences. Adaptations must be clearly parody or in the public domain.
-- Plays that creatively twist cliches related to libraries, or puns related to libraries
-- Plays that dare take on the Dewey Decimal system

Playwrights whose work is chosen for the festival will receive a $5 honorarium. Audiences will vote on their favorite play, and the winner will get bragging rights to the Audience Choice Award.

Donations to the festival will benefit the Friends of the Chappaqua Library, a non-profit community group that exists to raise funds to support the Chappaqua Public Library in Westchester County, NY. They sponsor dozens of adult, teen, and children's programs available to all Westchester County residents, as well as provide special acquisitions not covered by the library's budget, which are available to any member of the Westchester Library System.

Maximum of two plays per writer.
Unpublished at time of submission
Comedies on the theme only
No fees. Online submissions only.
DEADLINE: Midnight 30 April 2014.

For details and to submit:  https://deweydecimalfestival.submittable.com/submit

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