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QP is seeking one-act play submissions for our sixth Suburban Holidays production of new holiday plays the for November/December, 2017 Production.

Suburban Holidays explores the theme of the holiday season (in whatever form that means for the playwright) in a town “very much like Reading, MA.” Though this festival takes place in November and December, all holidays, not just the Christmas/Chanukah season are encouraged.

Since this festival draws a large pool of talented actors, plays featuring more than 4 characters will be considered first. Larger cast plays are strongly encouraged!

We would prefer to produce plays of 20-30 minutes in length, however, plays between 10-35 minutes are accepted.

Preference is given to playwrights from New England, though any playwright may submit. 

If you are not a resident of New England, your play will be considered, but we do give preference to our area, to increase the chances of having the playwrights visit and see their plays in our festival.

Plays must be submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format, written in standard play format to the festival Producing Director, Patrick Cleary at patrickjamescleary@gmail.com. Paper copies of plays will not be accepted.

Submissions must be received by noon on July 31, 2017.

Plays must be the original works of the playwrights and unpublished at the time of production. Preference is given to unproduced works, but works with limited production runs will be considered.

Original musicals will be considered, though musical accompaniment will be restricted to a keyboardist, should a musical be produced.

Playwrights whose plays are chosen for production will receive an honorarium of $100 for the festival.

Playwrights whose pieces are chosen will be notified via email no later than August 15, 2017. Selections will also be posted on the Quannapowitt Players website.

If you have any questions about this festival or the guideline submissions, please contact Patrick Cleary at patrickjamescleary@gmail.com . 

Please include the subject line “Suburban Holidays” on submissions and questions.

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