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Sunday, March 24, 2024

A Light in Dark Places 2024


Deadline: Wednesday March 27, 2024 11:59 PM PDT

A Light in Dark Places…

Invites you to submit a short-form play to be included in the 9th annual A Light in Dark Places: A Collection of Plays for Hope in accordance with National Suicide Prevention Month.

Selected plays will receive a six-performance run and a $100 prize in the Fall of 2024.

ALIDP’s short-play festival breaks down the stigma surrounding the topic of suicide, using a mix of comedy and drama, to encourage healthy discussion, create community, and offer hope to those affected. The plays are to explore themes of suicide prevention and mental health conditions with a focus on community, connection, hope, resources and healing.

Please DO NOT submit any plays that depict the act of suicide, as that is not in accordance with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s safe messaging guidelines.

Up to six plays will be selected from the submissions. A standard option agreement contract will be expected to be signed by both parties upon selection.

Selections will be announced no later than July 1st, directors will then be assigned, and casting will commence in August. A four-week rehearsal period is expected.

Performances will be the weekends of Sept. 8th-10th & Sept. 15th-17th at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles in Hollywood

To apply, playwrights must submit an original 5 to 15 page script (previously produced scripts are not eligible) via email to: submit@alightindarkplaces.org. Please include name, address and how you heard about us in the body of the email. Attach your submission as a .pdf and without your name, to help us keep the selection process as objective as possible.

Submissions are due no later by 11:59pm PST, Wednesday March 27th.

Please feel free to contact Kelly O’Malley at kellromalley@gmail.com with any questions, especially regarding tone and safe messaging!

For further information on the subject of Suicide Prevention, please visit: www.afsp.org.

For further information about Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles, please visit: http:/www.stellaadler.la

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