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Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Plain Site Theatre Festival seeking new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays


Deadline: Saturday November 20, 2021

The Plain Site Theatre Festival returns for a third season and is currently seeking new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays to develop and produce.

The Plain Site Theatre Festival returns for a new season. Curated by Alex Rioux and run by Theatre St. Thomas in partnership with Solo Chicken Productions, the festival has become an annual part of programming on the St. Thomas University campus presenting new LGBTQIA2+ centered plays with the aim of fostering queer visibility in the local arts scene and on campus.

Selected playwrights will receive professional dramaturgy for their play, a workshop reading at the 2022 Festival and full production at the 2023 Festival.

Artists eligible to submit must be currently attending a secondary or post-secondary institution and identify as LGBTQIA2+. Using ‘coming out’ as a prompt, writers are encouraged to explore what coming out means to them.

A maximum of 4 plays will be selected for the festival and scripts must have a running time of between 10-20 minutes. Each script must contain no more than 2 actors (monologues are welcome). Playwrights must be available to work on their script with a dramaturge between November/December 2021.

The Plain Site Festival reserves the right to award fewer than the maximum number of plays allotted should jury members feel that the quality of submissions does not meet a minimum standard or that the festival would not be able to stage certain submitted scripts for logistical, financial, or legal reasons.

Please submit the following information through email by the deadline:

– Cover sheet indicating the following: Playwrights Name, Full Contact Information, Title of Play

– Copy of the Script

– Documents should be in .doc, .docx or.pdf format

– Please email scripts to Festival Director, Alex Rioux at pstfdirector@gmail.com

Deadline to submit scripts is Saturday November 20, 2021.

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