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Saturday, February 1, 2020

City Theatre of Independence Playwright Festival 2020

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Deadline: February 7, 2020

THEME: Missouri
  • Eight short plays shall be selected for production in August 2020.
  • All submissions must be original, unpublished, one-act plays of between 10 and 15 minutes in length. No submission fee required.
  • Submissions must be received between February 1 and February 7, 2020.  The email address is playwrightsubmissionscti@gmail.com.
  • The first 75 qualifying submissions will be accepted.  After this quota is reached, no additional submissions will be accepted.
  • Any script selected for production will be presented in its originally submitted form. No post-submission changes will be allowed.
  • Any submission not adhering to the following shall be eliminated from consideration.
  • All scripts must be submitted electronically via email in .pdf format. Two (2) copies of the script must be submitted. One (1) with all author identifying information the other MUST be completely Blind (NO author information).
  • Scripts must include:
  • A separate cover page with the playwright’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and a short biography of the playwright
  • A cast of characters with descriptions
  • A brief synopsis
  • Numbered pages
  • Playwrights will be notified via e-mail when their manuscript is received.
  • Playwrights shall not submit more than two plays to be considered per festival year.
  • Playwrights will be notified by May 15, 2020, if their play has been selected for production.
  • Plays selected for production will be listed on our website, citytheatreofindependence.org.
  • All production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.
  • City Theatre of Independence shall have the right to produce selected scripts without payment of royalties.
  • Production will be at the discretion of City Theatre of Independence.
  • Only stage plays will be considered. Musical, film or TV scripts will not be selected for production.
  • All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not presented or produced prior to June 1, 2020.
  • Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization, cast size, and dialogue. Technical requirements will be noted.
  • Critical analysis or feedback will not be provided.
  • Playwrights should be aware that the size of our stage is limited. There are no opportunities for elaborate scene changes.
  • Please consider our audience and do not send sexually explicit or gratuitously violent or obscene scripts.
Please send an email to: playwrightsubmissionscti@gmail.com with the following:
Title of Play
A Brief Synopsis of Play
Attach Two (2) Copies of the Play (Word Document or PDF)

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