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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Charter Oak Cultural Center is seeking submissions

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The Charter Oak Cultural Center is seeking submissions for an upcoming reading series of plays focused on social justice issues.

We are seeking full-length plays (no musicals at this time) that engage audiences in a dialogue to produce positive social change. Plays that directly deal with issues of social justice, plays that depict underrepresented lives on stage, plays by playwrights who are otherwise underrepresented in the theatre community – all of these stories fit our mission.

Our reading series will begin in late fall 2015 and extend through 2016. Each play will receive a one-night reading in our 150-seat space, followed by a moderated talkback with the audience.

Writers within traveling distance of Hartford will be enthusiastically included in the rehearsal process and talkback. For out-of-area writers, we will work with you to provide maximum access to all parts of work on your play through available technology.

Charter Oak resides in the first synagogue built in Connecticut, and our programming attempts to live up to the Jewish notion of tikkun olam - “repairing the world” – through the arts.

Interested playwrights should submit the following to newplayscharteroak@gmail.com:

- A brief cover letter including a short author bio and how you see the submitted play connecting to the series’ mission.

- A synopsis of the play

- A 10 to 15 page writing sample from the play.

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