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Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015 Native Play Festival Submission Guidelines

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Finalists are selected from submitted plays which meet the criteria outlined below. These selected plays are rehearsed briefly (2-3 rehearsals) by OKCTC actors and directors. The plays are then presented in a readers’ theatre format which will be open to the public at the 6th annual Native American New Play Festival May 16-17, 2015. A brief Q&A with the playwright and director will be held immediately following each dramatic reading to encourage audience feedback. The play selected as the most outstanding and the best fit for our audience will receive a fully-staged production at our theatre as the featured event of the next Native American New Play Festival (2015).

Submission deadline for the 2015 Festival is February 1, 2015. Scripts received after that date will be considered for the following year.
Playwright must a member of a federally-recognized Tribal Nation either by birth or adoption.
Manuscript must be a full-length play without a prior full production.
E-mail/Send plot synopsis (300 words maximum), list of characters with brief descriptions of each (sex, age, ethnicity, and other physical or personality traits if desired), and a complete manuscript. Please include a contact phone number and e-mail address on the play’s title page. Beginning 2014 ONLY ELECTRONIC/EMAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED in PDF or Word format.

Dramas, comedies, musicals, modern plays, and historical plays are all welcome. Special consideration will be given to plays that deal with Native history, culture, and/or themes and issues.
Playwrights who are questioning whether or not their play is a good match for OKC Theatre Company are strongly encouraged to contact Rachel Irick at rachel@okctc.org before submitting.

An announcement about the 2015 Finalists will be made by April 2015.
All serious submissions are read by at least two readers. Please be advised that the following are not considered serious submissions:
Screenplays or teleplays submitted as theatrical plays
Obvious first drafts
Plays with typos and spelling errors
Plays that are not formatted according to industry standards
Notification: Our Artistic Director screens submissions for eligibility as they are received. Plays are then read by a panel of readers who recommend finalists for the festival readings.
Email manuscripts to: rachel@okctc.org
The subject line should read “NATIVE PLAY SUBMISSION 2015″
Contact Rachel Irick at the OKCTC company office by calling 405-626-6605 with any questions.

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