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Friday, October 23, 2015

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is seeking submissions of original, unproduced plays of any length

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is seeking submissions of original, unproduced plays of any length for the second season of its Paul Enger Play Reading Series, which will be held the second Tuesday of each month starting October 13, 2015 and running through June 2016.

Submitted plays will be screened by a selection jury. If selected, playwrights will be notified by the Series Coordinator and given a scheduled date for the reading of their play. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE ON TUESDAY EVENINGS. Readings will begin at 7 pm and be held in Holy Trinity’s community room. Time permitting, playwrights will also be allowed an optional Q&A session with the audience following the reading for feedback and discussion about their works. Selected playwrights (and their actors) will have access to the space beginning at 4:30 pm the day of their scheduled performance.

Selected playwrights will be responsible for casting the actors for the reading, providing copies of their script for the actors, and complying with the existing rules and regulations of the Actors Equity Association Staged Reading Guidelines (for more on AEA guidelines, please visit their website: https://www.actorsequity.org/docs/codes/Stage_Reading_Guidelines.pdf). Holy Trinity will provide the space and seating with minimal set-up/tear-down of the staging area.


If you would like your play to be considered for the series, please send an email with the subject line “PLAY SUBMISSION” to playreadings@holytrinitynyc.org with the following:

-a copy of your script in .PDF format
-a brief synopsis of your play
-a short bio + headshot
-contact information


Submissions received after that date will not be considered. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY PLEASE. A running time of 75 min or less is suggested but not mandatory. The selection jury is looking for works of various topics in order to present a diverse collection of plays over the course of the season so as to reflect the inclusive nature of Holy Trinity Church.

The mission of the Paul Enger Play Reading series is to honor the memory of Paul Enger, a beloved member of Holy Trinity and a prolific writer, and provide a venue for upcoming playwrights to have their plays read and workshopped in order to nurture artists in a manner reflective of Holy Trinity’s core values.

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