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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Call for Submissions: Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance

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Deadline:  July 15, 2020
Boone, North Carolina

We are seeking a full-length play that explores/utilizes/showcases non-western theatre tradition for our 2021-22 mainstage season.

While we continue to work hard to expand the diversity of our university, our student population is predominantly white. We are putting out a call for a play that is castable with our student demographic and performable without cultural appropriation, cultural erasure, or diversity tourism.

Additional considerations:

· Larger cast sizes (10 and up) are preferable.

· Plays that demand extravagant design or numerous set/costume changes may be challenging.

· Age appropriate roles – characters in their late teens – thirties – are preferable.

· We support and encourage submissions from queer writers, writers of color, and women, trans, and non-binary writers.

· We are open to all styles, including plays that require some ensemble input/devising and full-length plays comprising shorter pieces.

· Plays with music/musicals may be considered.


· The play will be included in our 2021-22 season (September – April).

o Pending the lifting of isolation mandates, state and University of North Carolina guidelines pertaining to large gatherings, and budget restrictions.

o Reserving the right to not choose from any submitted plays or to discuss an alternate time with the playwright.

· Playwrights will receive applicable royalties.
We are interested in negotiating the possibility of a campus visit and/or class presentations pending budgetary approval and further playwright discussion.

Please send complete MS (PDF, doc, or docx please) to grandigl@appstate.edu.

Include “Play Submission” in your subject.

Submissions accepted until July 15, 2020.

We will notify playwrights of selection by April 15, 2021.

Questions? Email grandigl@appstate.edu

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