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Monday, September 27, 2021

LAKESHORE PLAYERS THEATRE 18th ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

Lakeshore Players Theatre is now accepting submission of 10-minute plays for its 2021-2022 season's contest.The ten winners of the contest will be performed for our 18th Annual Festival.


ALL PLAYWRIGHTS

Please read the following rules and requirements carefully. Plays not meeting the requirements will bedisqualified:

• The play should be approximately ten-minutes in length.

• The play must have no more than five on-stage (speaking or non-speaking) characters.

• You may submit only one play. Please do not make more than one submission.

• The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers.

• The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission to our contest. Stagedreadings are not counted as "produced." However, if you have had a staged reading of the play, please letus know so that we do not accidentally disqualify it.

• Submitting your play to our contest grants Lakeshore Players the right to produce your play in our festivaland photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes. Though we welcome input from our authors,Lakeshore Players will make all final casting decisions.


Only plays submitted as outlined below will be accepted:

• You MUST submit two copies of your script.

o One copy must contain all contact information on the title page:

§ Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address

o The other copy MUST BE “BLIND” (neither playwright name, any contact information, nor productionhistory on any page).

• Please confirm that your play has not been previously produced or published.

• Please confirm that there are no more than five on-stage characters


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH OUR ON-LINE ENTRY FORM

Your play must be submitted no later than November 15, 2021, to be eligible for consideration. 

Please submit all entries through the LPT 10MPF Entry Form: https://forms.gle/nmcZJedutg85BfYQA

If clicking on the link does not work, please cut and paste it into your browser search line.

(This form will require that you log in with a Google account. If you do not yet have one, the form may require youto create one.) If you are having trouble, email us and we will attempt to help you through the process.


ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

• The play should have simple technical requirements.

• As a community theatre, we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, therefore plays withexcessive offensive language are less likely to be selected - please keep that in consideration.


WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS

We will announce approximately 40 semi-finalists in January and then approximately 20 finalists in March,followed by ten winners. Lakeshore Players will then produce the ten winning plays in our annual festival at thebeginning of June. In return for that, each winning playwright will receive a royalty of $10 per performance ($80 fora total of eight performances), a link to photographs, and a copy of the program. Additionally, each playwrightwill receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a performance.

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