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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Summer Shorts 2016

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New Script Call for Summer Shorts 2016

It's time for our annual script call for our Summer Shorts production!

PRT is seeking up to 7 new 10-minute plays for the production. We are particularly interested in plays by women and minorities, although scripts from all corners are welcome. The script call runs from March 15th through April 15th.

There is no fee to submit a play; however, if selected, the playwright must become a member of Playwrights' Round Table for a minimum of one season. The baseline membership is free.

Following are the submission guidelines:
  • Please send all submissions to submissions@theprt.com.
  • Scripts should be properly formatted and submitted electronically in .DOC (MS Word 2003), .DOCX (Word 2007 and later) or .PDF format. Other file types are acceptable, but we may ask you to convert them to a new file type if we can't open them.
  • We seek original, previously unproduced works. Plays that have been previously workshopped, or presented as a staged reading, are acceptable. Also, if a play has not been produced in Orlando, we will accept it for consideration.
  • Plays must be approximately 10 minutes long, or roughly 10 pages. 
  • Please send TWO copies of your script - one with full authorship information, and one "blind" copy, which omits the name (this is the copy our readers will see). Please include the following information on the title page of your main submission: name, e-mail address, contact phone number, city/country of residence, and a brief synopsis of the play. Please also include a resume or CV, in a separate attachment from the play submission. 
  • The selected plays will be performed in a small 70-seat black box, so please keep your set requirements very simple. Remember that multiple plays will be presented in one evening, so plays that have minimal tech and set requirements are preferred. 
  • Cast sizes should be manageable. More than 4-5 in a 10-minute play is too many. 
  • The deadline for consideration for the script call is April 15th, 2016. If you experience difficulty e-mailing scripts or attachments to this address, as a backup, please send them to info@theprt.com.
  • The writers of the selected plays will be notified via email, and granted the option of being produced. If the playwright is not currently a PRT Member, they are required to join PRT prior to production for a minimum of one season. If the playwright chooses not to join, the play will be replaced in the lineup. 
  • Please submit no more than 2 plays per writer. There is no charge to submit a play. 

These guidelines will also be posted to our main website, www.theprt.com, as well as our Facebook page, if you need to refer back to them. If you have further questions regarding this call, please contact us at info@theprt.com.

We look forward to your submissions. Good luck, everyone!

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