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Saturday, October 10, 2015

FutureFest 2016

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Fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild
It’s our 26th year for Dayton Playhouse’s one-of-a kind New Works Play Festival. We look forward to seeing your work!FutureFest will be held: July 2016

FEES: $20 non-refundable submission fee. This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”. Contact the FutureFest Director should you wish to pay by credit card. For those submitting digitally – the $20 can be mailed separately or processed by contacting the FutureFest Director, you can also click the link below.

ELIGIBILITY: Entry must be an original work, full length with a minimum run time of 75 minutes (NO musicals, plays with music or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2016. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

ENTRIES ACCEPTED: Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31, 2015 (postmark).

SCRIPTS: May be submitted via US mail or electronically.

Mail: Submit a blind copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. Submit via Media Mail. If you would like confirmation that we received your script, include a SASP (no envelopes). Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.

CONSENT: Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/ production purposes. Semi-finalists will need to provide a PDF of their script.

Should your script be selected and produced as one of the 6 finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival and participate in all events.
Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse if/when script is published.The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.
AWARDS: A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the 6 finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton, OH, and housing for FutureFest weekend (July 16-19, 2015).
SELECTION PROCESS: Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 3 reads/evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are then read by the entire committee who selects the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the 6 finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of 5 theatre professionals (New York based and regional). Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.
NOTIFICATION: Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.org) in May 2016.
SUBMIT TO: Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton OH 45401-3017
or email to futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com
QUESTIONS: Contact: FutureFest Program Director

INDEMNIFICATION: The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Dayton Playhouse, Inc. its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

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