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Monday, February 19, 2018

Next Act New Play Summit 2018

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Submissions are now being accepted for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Seventh Annual NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT!

Next Act!, now in its seventh year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s (theREP) commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. Next Act! New Play Summit 7 will take place June 2-4, 2018 and will feature readings of two never-before produced plays, with additional special events throughout the weekend.

theREP is looking for scripts that use theatre to address injustices, inequities, and cultural collisions, providing a voice for the unheard on stage, in the workplace, the Capital Region and beyond. Scripts that engage art and social justice.

Accepting full length plays only (no musicals). Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged. Comedy and Drama welcome!

Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.)

Plays previously submitted to Next Act will not be considered for this years’ Summit. Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Playwrights should submit one document, as a Microsoft word or PDF file attachment. This document must include: a short one-paragraph synopsis – that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending; the character descriptions and the first 10 pages (and only the first ten pages) of their play.

Submission documents must be void of playwright’s name and contact information. Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines stipulated will not be accepted.

Email your submission to nextact@capitalrep.org with 2018 SUBMISSION in the subject line. (There is a spam filter on this email account to protect it from hackers. First time users please prove that you are human by following the link to ensure your submissions delivery.)

A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected. Electronic submissions only.

Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified by May 10, 2018.

Two plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual summit, which will take place June 2-4, 2018.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

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