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Sunday, March 22, 2015

McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) 5th Annual MRT New Play Competition

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McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) is pleased to announce The 5th Annual MRT New Play Competition. MRT is committed to providing quality entertainment for the community, through cultural education and inspiration. We will begin our 13th season in the Fall of 2015 and would like to encourage new playwrights to share their inspirations and hard work with us. MRT offers the competition winner the chance to see the playwright’s work fully realized on stage, and we hope that the winning play will go on to numerous productions elsewhere as well.

Prize: An MRT committee will choose one play as the winner to fully produce during our 2015-2016 Season. The winner will be announced on or before July 31st, 2015.


1. Entries must be emailed in PDF format, no later than March 31, 2015.

2. Entries must be accompanied by a completed and signed and legible entry form.

3. Only original, full length, unpublished scripts will be accepted.

4. Plays must not have been previously produced nor have won awards.
However, previous stage and readings are acceptable.

5. Adaptations, translations, musicals and children’s plays will not be accepted.

6. Only one submission per playwright will be accepted. In the case of multiple
submissions, only the play determined by the committee to be the first
submission will be considered.

7. Casts of eight or fewer are preferred, with adult casts being preferred.
Please keep in mind that MRT is a family oriented theater company, so explicit
language, graphic violence, and so forth will eliminate the play for consideration.

8. Please feel free to check out our website at http://www.mckinneyrep.org/,
to see the types of plays we generally produce.

Submission Procedure:

Only electronic submissions of PDF files will be accepted. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed, signed and legible entry form (see page 2). Send your email entry to (or click the following link) Info@McKinneyRep.org, with a subject line of “5th Annual MRT New Play Competition” along with your full name.

PLEASE NOTE: McKinney Repertory Theatre will have exclusive rights to produce the winner, royalty free during the 2015-2016 Season, and to use the names of winning play and playwright(s) in all MRT publicity and promotions. MRT will also have the right to make copies of the plays for production use. MRT reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play. MRT also reserves the right to declare no winner. The decision of the committee is final. MRT will not provide transportation or housing for the winner during production, but will welcome your input in the process.

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