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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Left Coast Theatre Co. seeks LGBTQ short plays

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LCTC’s fall show is ripped straight from the headlines! From true stories to tabloid trash, unexpected heroes to alien abductions, we need you to find the most amazing, crazy, outlandish true-ish stories that ever made it to print and give them an LGBT twist. Whether your go-to source is the NY Times or the National Enquirer, we want the unusual. We want to be surprised. We appreciate humor, but that doesn’t only mean light-hearted and campy. Feel free to go dark, get serious, and bend genre lines. Stories are due on my desk by May 1, 2016. Chosen writers will receive a small stipend.

What are we looking for? LGBTQ themed shorts, 10-15 minutes in length, which include one or more LGBTQ characters present and included within the plot/storyline. Plots with distinctly LGBTQ themes/situations are highly encouraged.

When is the deadline? Submissions are due May 1, 2016

How should I submit my work? Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Title page which includes title of piece; name of playwright, contact information and mailing address; character names with brief descriptions of ages and appearance.
  • Play synopsis on Page 2, which must include: 
  • Names and brief descriptions of main characters
  • Main story arc or plot
  • Connection to theme
  • Categorization: comedy, black comedy, drama, tragedy, etc.
  • The synopsis must be 500 words or less
  • The body of the play must be blind– no identifying information about the playwright of any kind. Numbered pages, please.
  • Plays must be no longer than 15 pages, or read no longer than 15 minutes. No full-length plays or one acts.
  • Plays longer than requested or that do not meet the production theme or submitted without synopsis will not be read.
  • Please note we are not accepting submissions for musicals at this time, so we will be unable to read any if they are submitted.
  • Shows are produced on a small budget, elaborate sets, scene changes, costumes, or excessive props will greatly affect chances of getting produced.
Where do I submit? Please submit your play as a PDF to: submissions@lctc-sf.org

Please be aware that failure to follow these guidelines may prevent your submission for consideration. If you have any questions, please send them to: INFO@lctc-sf.org

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