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Monday, July 5, 2021

TEDxAsburyPark seeks short plays

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

In its 10th season, TEDxAsburyPark is broadening its commitment to ideas by seeking short original plays to be produced and directed for a Zoom audience.

Plays must have a running time of less than 25 minutes, involve a small cast and be suitable for Zoom or a simple production. As a lab, our directed and rehearsed productions will involve the playwright, and all sessions, including the final production, will be recorded.

Submissions should include a tight summary with character descriptions and a working script.

The final production will be offered to a live online audience where we typically host 200-800 attendees, to be followed by a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast.

The final production will be hosted on our YouTube channel, which has had over 6 million views.

If selected, the playwright will grant a limited use license of the recorded work to be hosted on YouTube, with links to our social media, and at our option, to be produced for a live audience by TEDxAsburyPark and its affiliates.

Casting will be an open call with director, and the playwright is free to invite actors as part of the process.

Important: We can only review small cast plays between 10 and 30 minutes in length.

Submissions will be evaluated on originality, an idea worth spreading, language, and suitability for virtual production. We will only retain about 10% of submitted plays for potential productions and readings. We will get back to you promptly, usually within 30 days of submission.

With appreciation of your work,

Brian Smiga, John Orefice, and the TEDxAsburyPark team

TEDxAsburyPark performers, writers, speakers do not receive any monetary compensation, or airfare/transportation costs.

If you are accepted, we will ask you to sign the TED.com open-commons release form and we will direct, produce, record and edit a video of your work making it available to you, and also under a creative commons license on the web on our website, on YouTube and other video sites, and possibly on TED.com. We reserve the right to keep the online video live just like TED talks.

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