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Sunday, July 29, 2018

FUNHOUSE IV seeks 10-minute plays (Seattle)

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Fee is waived for Dramatists Guild members and others - see highlighted section below.

a play anthology
November 29 – December 1
Theatre Off Jackson, Seattle, WA
Produced in Association w/ Theatre Off Jackson
Created by Brian Toews
Directed by Anna Ly, Brian Toews, Chris Quilici, Katie Greve, and Mario Orallo-Molinaro

Funhouse is recurring play anthology inspired by The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Saturday Night Live, and Adult Swim. It is a collection of subversive and experimental original content. Each show is comprised of a series of short plays that, when viewed together, give audiences an experience similar to that of walking through a funhouse. As soon as you think you know what’s coming next, the room starts spinning and the floor falls out from under you. Our show serves as a rotating platform for diverse up-and-coming playwrights, directors, actors, and designers. The creators of Funhouse want artists to take bold risks in their storytelling.

Submissions of original ten-minute plays will be accepted beginning June 4th, 2018. The deadline is July 31st, 2018; late submissions will not be accepted. Writers will be notified of our selections September 2018. The selected plays will be given a full production within the capabilities and budget of the producers. A $40 honorarium will be given to all selected playwrights.

Submit scripts at funhouseanthology.com/submissions
Submissions must be received by August 1st, 2018 to be considered; late submissions will not be accepted.

SUBMISSION FEE (w/No-Fee Options)
There is a $5 submission fee for each script. After submitting your script, the email listed on your submission will be invoiced via PayPal. We will read and consider your script only after we have confirmed the submission fee. Our PayPal is registered to funhouseanthology@gmail.com

1) If you identify as a part of any historically or presently marginalized group, we are able to waive your submission fee. Please select the "I am exempt" option when submitting your work.
2) If you cannot pay the fee for any reason and still want to submit, please let us know at funhouseanthology@gmail.com and we can work something out.
3) The fee will be waived if the playwright can prove they are a member of the Dramatists Guild. 

The reason we made the submission fee such a low cost is so we could help supplement our operating budget while still making submission accessible to all. We aim to create a sustainable, recurring production, and charging a small submission fee helps us reach that goal.

We believe that theatre should reflect the community it serves. As such, we encourage people of all experiences, backgrounds, and identities, to submit their work. This includes people of any race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, class, or religion. If you identify as part of any historically or presently marginalized groups, we are able to waive your submission fee. Please indicate in your submission email if you would like the fee to be waived.


1) Submission must be an original, unproduced 8-10-minute play at time of submission. Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.

2) A limit of THREE plays may be submitted by each playwright.

3) Maximum length: 10 pages not including title pages. Plays should run in the 8-10 minute range. Longer submissions will not be considered. Plays less than 10 pages are encouraged.

4) Scripts may be comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, and/or musical.

5) This is a show for mature audiences (18+). We encourage subversive and/or experimental work. Need some inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Board for images to inspire you: https://bit.ly/2wVORtI

6) Plays must be submitted with numbered pages and include on the title page the following contact and bio information:

Playwright’s first and last name
Mailing address
Phone number
E-mail address
A brief biography (100 words or less).

7) If you identify as a part of any historically or presently marginalized groups, we are able to waive your submission fee. Please indicate in your submission email if you would like the fee to be waived.

8) All scripts must be in English.

9) Preferred document format: Microsoft Word or PDF files ONLY. No other formats will be accepted.

10) Selection will be made by Brian Toews and the Funhouse IV directors and inclusion is solely at their discretion. All decisions are final.

11) All submitting playwrights will receive an email notification upon receipt of their scripts.

12) Notification of final decisions will be made by e-mail by September 2018.

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