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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Stella Adler seeks ten-minute plays

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Now seeking 10-minute plays that address one of the following themes:
  • Global Gender Violence: from street harassment and slutwalk protests to Boko Haram kidnappings and bus rapes
  • Environmental crisis: “food shortages, mass extinctions and flooding are likely without immediate action”. Click here to read the New York Times article quoted.
  • School to prison pipeline

  • Seeking and new, unproduced works
  • Scripts should be a maximum of 10 pages
  • No excerpts from a longer work please
  • No adaptations please
All submissions should be blind. Your name should not appear in the title, on the cover page or anywhere within the manuscript. This ensures that the committee of readers do not know the name of author of the plays they are reading and can consider artistic merit alone.
Please do not include synopsis/summary, developmental history or your representative’s information on the cover page or in the manuscript.

Completed submissions must be received by Monday, March 2, 2015.

Please consider sending your script as a PDF which helps to streamline our process.

Please note: We are especially interested in plays that broach the subject matter with an interesting use of dramatic writing. In the last round, we received many “slice of life” plays and wanted to point out that the manuscripts that use metaphor and drama in unique ways often had a better chance of advancing through the rounds of consideration.

Please fill out a submission form by clicking here.
Please e-mail your play to community@stellaadler.com. The subject line should read “Ten-Minute Plays GENDER VIOLENCE” OR “Ten-Minute Plays ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS” OR “Ten-Minute Plays SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE”
Completed submissions must be received by Monday, March 2, 2015.

Please note: Your submission will only be complete if you follow both of the steps above.

Please note #2: Paper applications will not be accepted; all applications must be sent via e-mail to community@stellaadler.com

All plays will be read by a committee composed of alumni and upperclassmen in the first round. Plays that advance to the second round will be read by theater professionals and staff.
Selected plays will receive readings in a June 2015 event that is free and open to the public.
Playwrights will be notified of results by May 15, 2015.

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