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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2017 Playwrights and Artists Festival

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It is that time of year again. We have chosen our artwork for the 2017 Playwrights and Artists Festival. We, as always, extend first look to those who have submitted to our festival in years previous. The artwork will follow a refresher on the rules. (Please be aware that some rules have changed)
1. The play must be inspired by one of the works of art below.
2. The play must be written between the dates June 17 and August 6, 2017.
3. The play length needs to be between 15 - 20 minutes
4. Cast size maximum, 5 characters. Set should be implied.
5. Plays submitted MUST be a complete play and must include a beginning, middle and an end and contain a conflict. Our judges will be adhering to strict parameters during the adjudication process.
6. Playwrights may only submit one play for the festival.
7. The playwright would need to attend at least one of the two weekend performances (which take place in November). In person is preferred but we have in the past skyped with playwrights. As our festival is starting to reach a greater number people in wider locations we feel that we must take this into consideration. We always hope our playwrights can attend in person and feel the energy and excitement of having their work performed onstage for the first time but we understand that sometimes this is not logistically possible.
8. Plays must be submitted by midnight of August 6 2017.
There are no exceptions to these rules. We love the idea of fresh work based on the inspiration of our chosen art. We choose our artworks carefully. We love to see where it takes our playwrights. Each piece of art has infinite possibilities of inspiration. We wish all good luck writing and can't wait to see the results.

Submit two copies of your play. One that has a cover page with name, address, etc.
And another that is a blind copy with no text which identifies your name, your address, etc.

Submissions must be made to this email address (binghamtoncitystage@gmail.com) with “2017 playwright submission” in the subject line.

And now here are this years artworks.

Out of the Shadows
by Orazio Salati
Mixed media on canvas

Maria's Wish
by Joseph Q. Daily
Oil on Linen

Disco Shrine
Gordon Lee
Acrylic and Oil on canvas

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