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Monday, August 13, 2018

SLAM Boston Diverse Voices in Theatre seeks 10-minute plays

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Dec 11 & 12, 2018
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

The Open Theatre is calling for ten-minute plays for our December 18’ production of SLAM Boston Diverse Voices in Theatre, Boston’s Favorite 10-Min Play Competition.

When: Plays accepted now through Sept 1

Notifications will be made by Oct 1st

We are The Open Theatre and that means we will consider work from anyone. Maybe you went to drama school. Maybe you didn't. Maybe you've written a hundred plays. Maybe this is your first, either way, we are particularly interested in seeing work from people who may have experienced the world as The Closed Theatre. We want to see work from women, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and others whose voices have not been traditionally heard. So please share your work with us so that we can share it with others.

How the SLAM works:

  • 8 Plays & Directors will be chosen
  • Once teams are assembled, they will rehearse independently
  • Technical Elements: minimal scenery (cubes, chairs tables) Lights Up/Down Only and props must fit in one grocery bag
  • Plays must not go over 10min or longer than 12 pages.
  • We will have One Tech Day at BPT
  • Each play will be performed on both nights
  • The audience will vote on their favorite plays, winner is chosen from the average scores from both nights. The winning team (Actors, Playwrights, Directors) will win a cash prize! 
  • As an OTP Fundraising event, every position from producing staff to playwrights are volunteer

Please Note:
If you have submitted to OTP’s SLAM Boston before, please do NOT submit again, we consider previously submitted works within these calls.

How to apply:

  • Submit 1 Version with full contact information & 1 Version with NO contact information
  • Plays must be sent in either a .pdf or word doc
  • Please include a brief synopsis & your full contact information
  • Please use the subject line SLAM Boston 2018 Submission
  • Submissions can be sent via email to submissions@theopentheatre.com

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