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Friday, April 28, 2017


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Aloha Performing Arts Company has announced its request for new stage plays which have not been published or produced, for its 24th annual Original Play Festival, which will be presented August 16-19 at the historic Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, on the “Big Island” of Hawaii. 

 Scripts of any length and on any subject will be accepted, and must be received by May 10, 2017. 

 Due to the limited preparation time for the festival, musical entries will not be accepted.

Entries must be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to opf@apachawaii.org

 The script file must contain a list of characters and a brief description of the play, but should not contain the playwright’s name. A separate file must also be submitted and must include the title of the play and the playwright’s name, address, phone numbers, and email address. This helps to insure anonymity in evaluation and selection. Authors retain rights; APAC performance rights are limited to the dates of the festival. Scripts will be posted on APAC’s website during the selection process to facilitate access by the OPF XXIV Selection Committee. Entries must be received by May 10, 2017.

Plays will be mounted as staged readings, with minimal rehearsal, actors holding scripts, and simple technical presentation. The committee’s official selections will be made by mid June; notifications will be made by late June; auditions for actor/readers will be held in early July; rehearsals will be conducted from mid July to mid August, and the festival will be presented at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu August 16-19, 2017. A wrap up discussion and celebration will be held Sunday afternoon, August 20, at which time the “Opie” award will be presented. This is a people’s choice honor bestowed on the best script of the festival, as determined by popular vote of audience members. The Opie award winning script will be presented to APAC’s season planning Kokua committee for consideration as a possible future mainstage production. For more information, call 808-322-9924.

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