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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Echo Theatre's BIG SHOUT OUT 3 International New Play Contest for Women+ Playwrights

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Deadline: August 15, 2021
Dallas Texas

If you are a playwright and self-identify as woman+, you are invited to enter one play or play-with-music (45-minute one-acts to full-length scripts) to Echo Theatre's 3rd BIG SHOUT OUT International New Play Contest.

The Contest Winner receives a $1000 Royalty and Echo will present the winning play either as a workshop production or a mainstage regional premiere* in Echo Theatre's 24th Season, which runs during the 2022 calendar year.

Finalist Honorees each receive a $150 Royalty from Echo to present the Finalist scripts one to two times in our 2022 Echo Reads Performance Reading Series.

* Depending on our assessment of the script's state of readiness for production.

Email this form, your bio, and your script to: ShoutOut@EchoTheatre.org.

  • Please submit your script, our submission form, and your bio via Email.
  • We are requesting Digital Submissions Only. No Paper copies accepted.
  • This is a Blind Reading Contest; please no docs with your name on them.
  • Our Contest Staff will log your entry and reply to you that we received it.
  • We ask that you please limit your submission to one play per playwright.
  • Scripts should be unpublished and past workshop productions are fine.
  • Scripts should be primarily written for English-language audiences. 
  •             (Other languages may be in the script, as long as English is the primary language.)
  • Every submission will be read and assigned points for story/theme, form, language/dialogue, theatricality and aspects unique to itself.
  • Please submit full scripts; no synopses or treatments. Thanks.
  • All cast sizes are considered. Past Winners' cast sizes ranged from 2 to 13.
A Note to Playwrights...
Echo Theatre enjoys plays that encourage learning, growing, and evolving together as people and as an institution. We look for work that cries out to be performed in a theatrical setting. Whether your script is an experiment in form and language, a comedy, a drama, a work about historical characters, or a new translation, we pledge to produce rich and compelling creative work with high quality artistic effort.

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