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Monday, January 29, 2018

Wide Eyed Productions WINKS reading series

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We would like to invite you to work with us in our WINKS development reading series this year.

To Submit: Please send us a 10-20 page excerpt (or the whole script if it is done and sitting in a drawer) to submissions.wideyed@gmail.com by February 5th we will read it in the next two weeks and let you know A.S.A.P. if we would like you to participate.

The Theme for 2018:
The United States Constitutional Amendments 2-5

At the Drama League Center, we will feature a fifteen-minute segment from four original works by four different writers which are related to, or inspired by, that month’s Amendment theme.

For each month of readings, Wide Eyed sponsors an hour of rehearsal time at a midtown studio to prepare the 15 minute staged reading. We will help pair you with a director and actors. If you have people in mind that you would like to work with, bring them along! We just ask that you have one artist (director or actor) who is part of the Wide Eyed community. (We’re friendly, we promise).

At the end of each night, the audience will be invited to select their two favorites of the evening by casting an anonymous ballot. These events are meant to be a low stakes atmosphere for playwrights to have the opportunity to workshop in front of an audience. And the WINKS are also a great place to network with people in the indie theatre community.

After the audience’s favorite is chosen all four playwrights will be notified of the results via email. The majority favorite will be named a semifinalist and be invited to submit a (still in process) full text to Wide Eyed Productions’ Artistic Board for consideration for our final round. For the final round the Wide Eyed board than chooses their three favorite pieces and those three will receive a full length reading in a theatre in October – everyone involved will receive a small stipend.  The board will then choose their favorite and the playwright will receive an additional $100 from Wide Eyed.

This Year:

Tuesday 3/13/18 7pm-9pm
2nd Amendment-

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Tuesday 4/10/18 7pm-9p
3rd Amendment-

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Tuesday 5/8/18 7pm-9pm
4th Amendment -

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Tuesday 6/12/18 7pm -9pm
5th Amendment

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Please note these 15 minute pieces can loosely be based on or inspired by the amendments

- EXAMPLE: for 3rd Amendment – futuristic sci-fi setting? – with military and citizen relationships strained with? Government officers placed in our homes to watch us?

To Submit: Please send us a 10-20 page excerpt (or the whole script if it is done and sitting in a drawer) to submissions.wideyed@gmail.com by February 5th we will read it in the next two week and let you know A.S.A.P. if you are invited to participate.

Thank You for your time, we hope to read your work soon!

Leonora Bernstein, WINKS Producer
Sophia Cohen Smith, Artistic Associate
Stephanie Cunningham, Artistic Director, Wide Eyed Productions East

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