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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Celtic Calling is now accepting submissions of original Celtic-themed plays, vignettes, or one-acts

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Deadline: January 15, 2023 11:59 PM

Celtic Calling is now accepting submissions of original Celtic-themed plays, vignettes, or one-acts, not to exceed thirty minutes, to be performed during the weekend of the Seventh Celtic Calling, March 1-5, 2023, at a location to be determined.

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2023, and the winning submissions will be announced approximately January 31, 2023. 

Top 5 submissions receive cash prizes!

First Place: $150
Second: $100
Third: $75
Fourth: $50
Fifth: $25

In addition, the writer of the Audience Choice Award during the festival will receive $100.
  1. All proposals and scripts must be typewritten and emailed to TipJarTheatre@gmail.com by January 15, 2023 at 11:59pm. PDFs preferred. Your subject line should be the title of your play. 
  2. Multiple submissions are permitted, as are collaborations between writers.
  3. The submission must be original, and the entrant must have the rights of performance and broadcast prior to submission. Celtic Calling will be granted exclusive rights of performance within a 250 mile radius of Charleston, WV, from the time of contest close through March 31, 2022. Celtic Calling will be granted the right to stream the performance of the winning submissions, all or in part.
  4. The play should not exceed thirty minutes. 
  5. The play must have at least two characters with speaking roles.
  6. Celtic Calling may charge for tickets to the performance, which will go to offset the costs of production of the play(s) and/or festival. 
  7. The submission must have a ‘Celtic’ theme, which is solely up to the interpretation of the reading committee.
  8. The play(s) will be selected by a committee, whose decisions are final, including the decision not to decide, should the entries not meet the requirements or other standards.

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