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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Senior Play Reading Festival seeks short plays

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The Players Follies Group (a 55 and older theatre troupe) will be producing a Senior Play Reading Festival October 20 & 21, 2018.  The festival coordinator is looking for 1 to 6 minute non-published plays to be performed in The Players Backstage Theatre.  Plays are being accepted now through July 27, 2018.  Local theatre artist Cinda Goeken will coordinate and lead the event.  A committee of judges will select the plays to be presented in a “Reader’s Theater“ style in The Players’ Backstage Theater.  Plays should be sent to The Players, 838 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL.  34236.  Attention FOLLIES Play Reading Festival.
The Players Follies is a primarily female group of actors, and a theme titled “Monologues” is being requested.  So, women’s monologues are being requested, but short plays with small casts will also be accepted.

There is no remuneration if a play is chosen as a part of the series.  Previously submitted short plays that were not chosen for production, but have been rewritten may be re-submitted for consideration.

A complete listing of the winning plays will be posted on the Players Centre website by August 31st, 2018.  Non-chosen entries will not be notified.

  • Plays should be 1 minute to 6 minutes in length.
  • Playwrights should be aware the Players Follies is a 55 and older theatrical troupe.
  • Manuscripts must be typed and bound, with playwrights’ biographies included. 
  • No evaluations will be rendered with any rejected entries.
  • Author may submit a maximum of 3 scripts.  
  • Published plays are not eligible.
  • Musicals are not accepted.
  • Submit one hard copy to: “The Players Follies Reading Festival”, The Players, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236.  
  • Postmark deadline is July 27, 2018. No submissions will be accepted past that date.

Winning selections

A full presentation of plays will be chosen to be read in front of a paying audience in The Players Backstage Theatre October 20 & 21, 2018.  The chosen plays will be announced via The Players website by August 31, 2018.
Winning Playwrights will be notified by August 24th, 2018.
Plays not following proper guidelines or meeting the requirements will be disqualified.

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