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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Voices Series seeking short Halloween themed scripts

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The LTA Millennial Committee is sponsoring the second installment in our New Voices series and we need your Halloween themed short plays! We want to provide a platform for unknown playwrights and new directors by staging original shows directed by Millennials. Following our wildly successful inaugural spring event (over 100 attendees in one evening) we will be putting on a two night Halloween-themed performance on October 27th and 28th, 2017. To submit a show, please read the following closely.

THEME: We will select three shows of 30 minutes or less each that have a Halloween theme. This can be interpreted any way you want - murder mysteries, dramas, comedies, historical or modern - it's all up to you. It can take place at Halloween or it can have a creepy/macabre/supernatural element, or any other way you want to write it!

LOCATION: Little Theater of Alexandria has a small 3 story historic building next to the theater, and this will be our performance space. Each show will have a floor and the audience will move between. Please note, tech is VERY minimal in the space (essentially we can turn the light on and off, and that's about it) so shows with a great deal of sound or other technical needs will need to be altered to reflect this.

Dates & Deadlines: submissions must be received by July 31st, 2017. 
All submissions will receive a notification regarding selection by August 10.

Other Notes: It is free to submit, and no pay will be provided to winners; we operate on a volunteer basis only. You may submit a maximum of three shows. More than one show from the same author may be selected. Preference will be given to shows from VA/MD/DC, but you can submit from anywhere. No age restrictions on playwrights, although Millennials will be given preference if shows are otherwise of equal quality. Shows may have been performed elsewhere.

To Submit: Send the following to Ashley Amidon at aaamidon@gmail.com. Submissions not providing this information will not be considered. All shows must have a run time of 30 minutes for less; preference is for shows of 15 + minutes.

In the email: Please send an email to aaamidon@gmail.com with the subject "Play Submission". In the body of your email, please include your full name, City/State of residence, a phone number, and whether you fall into the millennial age range.

Attached to the email: 

Please attach a full PDF copy of the script with no personal identifying information.


To be posted online if selected: either a 5 page selection of the script that can be shared with prospective directors and actors OR indicate in your email you are willing to share the entire script.

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