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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fade to Black seeks 10-minute plays for 2016

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This exciting event is Houston's first play festival to celebrate the new works of African-American playwrights across the nation. We are so proud of our success and want to keep this positive thing going! We are looking for new 10 minute play submissions written by African-American playwrights. If you know someone, please encourage them to participate.

Script submissions will be accepted from Monday, February 1, 2016 until Friday, April 1, 2016.

Please adhere to contest requirements and guidelines.
Remember: Your submission form MUST be completed before you email your play. See instructions below.


The theme and subject matters of the work is open to the playwright's imagination.

Local Houston directors and actors are encouraged to participate.

Selected playwright finalists will be contacted no later than Sunday, May 1, 2016.

There is no fee to submit.

Grand prize winner will be chosen by audience vote and awarded a cash prize.

Only three (3) scripts submissions are allowed per playwright.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

1. Your play must be an original, not previously produced, unpublished work written by an African American playwright.
“Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event.
Staged readings are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings, but has not been produced as a full scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play.
"Published" - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.
2. Submission form must be completed. See www.FadeToBlackFest.com
3. Your play must be submitted in pdf format.
4. Your play must be between 8-10 minutes long.
5. Generally 8-10 pages of dialogue. Industry standard: 1 page=1 minute).
6. Your play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.
7. Play must not be a musical.
8. Play must not be written for children or youth.
9. Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black festival seasons.
10. Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.

1. Complete the script submissions form. See form atwww.FadeToBlackFest.com.
2. After submission form is completed, email pdf of original work. Seewww.FadeToBlackFest.com for email address.
3. Email header should read: Submission: Fade to Black. Your name and the name of the play
4. Your play should include cover pages including: Your name, contact information, title of the play as well as any character descriptions or pertinent details you have regarding the play.

For more details go to www.FadeToBlackFest.com


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