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Monday, March 13, 2017

Fade to Black seeks 10-minute plays

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Script submissions will be accepted from
Tuesday, February 1, 2017 until Saturday, April 1, 2017.


Please adhere to contest requirements and guidelines.

Remember: Your submission form MUST be completed before you email your play.

See instructions below.

Your play must not be previously produced by yourself or another theatre.
Your play must not be published.
You must be the African American author of the play.
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 Monday, May 1, 2017.
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.

To qualify:

Your play must be an original, not previously produced, unpublished work written by an African American playwright.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.

Submission form must be completed.

Your play must be submitted in pdf format.

Your play must be between 8-10 minutes long.

Generally 8-10 pages of dialogue. Industry standard: 1 page=1 minute).

Your play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.

Play must not be a musical.

Play must not be written for children or youth.

Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black festival seasons.

Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.

To submit:

Complete the script submissions form. Click here [submissions without completed form will not be accepted].

After submission form is completed, email pdf of original work to: submissions@wmgellc.com

Email header should read: Submission: Fade to Black. Your name and the name of the play

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.

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