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Saturday, August 6, 2016

New Play-Reading Festival Submission - The Growing Stage

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2016 Play Submission Information:

This project is open to any unpublished and unproduced non-musical TYA scripts to be considered as one of four plays to be featured in the New Play-Reading Festival this coming season at The Growing Stage Theatre – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey.

The New Play-Reading Festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to have their unpublished works presented before an audience, in a play-reading scenario, by a cast consisting of both professional and amateur actors on two separate occasions during our 2016/2017 season.

The Growing Stage is committed to creating and presenting professional theatre for young people and their families and to provide them with the unique and affordable opportunity to share a fun, culturally significant moment in an intimate and special venue, The Historic Palace Theatre. Young people are also given the opportunity to grow as performers by working alongside professional actors as part of the theatre learning experience. Shows usually require a minimum of 4 characters/performers; there is no maximum, provided that if necessary, doubling is OK with the playwright.

The initial play readings will take place in November 2016. After the reading of each play, there will be a dialogue among the audience, performers and playwright. The second set of readings will take place, again, in April 2017. After the play readings in April, one of the four scripts will then be selected to be presented as a fully mounted production in The Growing Stage’s 2017 – 2018 season!

Please send script submissions for the New Play-Reading Festival by August 12th to the Executive Director of The Growing Stage, Steve Fredericks: newplays@growingstage.com*

Or to:

The Growing Stage Theatre
Attn: Steve Fredericks
P.O. Box 36
Netcong, NJ 07857

*Please NOTE: If your e-mail bounces back, we ask that you call the theatre at (973) 347-4946 so we can make sure to receive your submission properly.

If your script submission is an adaptation, we do ask that you also please include proof that you have permission from the author to adapt their work.

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