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Saturday, May 18, 2019

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) submission guidelines

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9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May each season. Please note that due to our small staff we are unable to respond to submissions that are not accepted. Please adhere to the guidelines below. Send submissions in either a .doc or .pdf format to Submissions@9ttc.org. In respect of our commitment to the environment please do not mail submissions to our office.

Guidelines

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.

We accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals.

We do not accept one-person shows, children's shows, screenplays, or works without environmental themes. 9Thirty Theatre Company also does not produce works that have already been produced in New York City.

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:

• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks
To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Quantum Dragon Theater Company submission guidelines

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Right now, there is a tragic shortage of sci­fi/fantasy plays in the world, but you can help change that by writing for Quantum Dragon! We have an open submissions policy- read our mission statement, submit any play that fits our style, and we’ll check it out.

We are open to considering any genre ­appropriate play of any length for production, but at the moment we are particularly interested in full-length plays set in worlds unlike our own— distant futures, alternate presents, and non-Tolkienian fantasies. Plays that are written with small­-scale, budget-conscious theatres in mind will be given special consideration, but don’t let that limit your creativity. We’re especially interested in plays with strong roles for woman and non-binary actors and with radical racial and ethnic diversity.

If you've got an original idea that you haven't quite started writing yet, but you think we'd love, you might be an excellent candidate for The Forge (Where Plays Are Wrought), our developmental program which supports playwrights with private and public readings to help them reach a completed first draft of a brand-new speculative genre play.

We’re also strongly interested in adaptations of genre novels, stories, comics, etc. If you’ve got an idea you’re itching to adapt for the stage, contact us with a pitch and a writing sample, and if we fall in love we’ll see what we can do to help secure the rights to produce it.

Submissions are only accepted electronically (send to info@quantumdragon.org with the words PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject line), and must include:

1. A cover letter with your name, contact information, and a short biography and/or resume.

2. A one-­page synopsis including a brief description of the play, a character breakdown, and an explanation of outstanding production requirements. If the play has been previously produced, please also include past production credits. If you are seeking development support from The Forge, please indicate that.

3. A complete script (if it exists), or  a ten­-page dialogue sample (either from the script or in a style that reflects it).

Anticipated time for a full response is six to nine months, but we will do our best to send a confirmation of receipt within two weeks.

Submissions are open year-­round. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mojoaa submission guidelines

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We accept unsolicited one-act and full length plays by playwrights of the African diaspora written in English. This does not guarantee a reading or production of your work but we would love to get to know you. Email MOJOAAPAC@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

THEATRE503 SCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PROGRAMMING POLICY

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We are interested in reading scripts from any writer who is yet to have a full-length play that has been professionally produced for four weeks or more in a subsidised/commercial  London venue and/or a major regional or international venue. We apply this criteria to all script submissions: Unsolicited, Playwriting Award, Rapid Write Response and the 503Five.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dark Unicorn Productions submissions guidelines

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Following a very exciting planning meeting at Dark Unicorn Towers yesterday, we hope it won’t be too long before we can make an announcement of our next production. It will be a revival of a major play but until we’ve sorted out some logistics we can’t say more than that!

However, we don’t want to restrict ourselves just to revivals, so we are also now accepting, on a rolling basis, new stage scripts from writers globally.

Our only requirements for new work are that it is a work for live performance, that the cast contains no more than five people, that it is at least 60 minutes long and that it conforms to our desire to create challenging, thought-provoking but above all entertaining theatre for the world we live in. We don’t want to be too prescriptive beyond that as we want to be as broad and progressive a company as possible and give an outlet to as diverse a set of contemporary voices as we can.

So, if you have a script you want considered, just email it to us at darkunicornsubmissions@gmail.com.

We will read everything but we sadly lack the capacity to provide a feedback service. Therefore we will only be in touch with authors whose work we are keen to discuss progressing.

Hope to hear from some of you soon!

Eleanor and Paddy (Co-Founders)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fishamble submission guidelines

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Submitting a Play to Fishamble

Fishamble offers dramaturgical support and advice to new and developing playwrights. We welcome manuscript submissions of new, original dramatic work and appreciate the time, effort and the act of creation that goes into writing a play.
Guidelines for submitting a play


  • Fishamble does not accept scripts by email. Please send script submissions in hard copy only
  • Fishamble is a new play company, therefore we will only consider plays that have not previously been produced
  • Scripts should be bound – stapled/clipped – and all pages must be numbered
  • Please include contact details on title page
  • Fishamble does not offer a full play response service but if requested, will provide a brief set of comments on the work
  • Fishamble encourages the submission of work which is of particular interest to Irish audiences
  • Writers should limit themselves to sending Fishamble no more than one script in the calendar year
  • Scripts will not be returned unless a SAE is enclosed


Scripts will be acknowledged, read and responded to within a 3 – 6 month period.
Please send scripts to

Gavin Kostick
Literary Officer
Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1

For further queries on Fishamble’s dramaturgical support, please email Gavin at gavin@fishamble.com or call 016704018.

Royal Court submission guidelines

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The Literary Office is dedicated to finding exciting new plays that ask bold questions about the way we live now. We receive over 3000 unsolicited scripts a year from emerging and established playwrights, all of which are assessed and considered for development or production at the Royal Court.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
If you are a writer and would like to send us a script for consideration, then the Literary Office is your first port of call. The Royal Court programmes original plays that investigate the problems and possibilities of our time. Occasionally, we also present revivals. We are looking for outstanding plays which are formally or thematically original and are unlikely to be produced elsewhere.

Before you submit a script to us, we suggest you familiarise yourself with the Royal Court; come and see the plays being produced in our Upstairs and Downstairs spaces, and look at the archive and reviews of recent productions. This should give you a better feel for what we are looking for.

We do not accept one act plays or multiple submissions.

Please do not send us screenplays, novels, collections of poems or radio plays as the Royal Court does not programme adaptations from other forms. We will not read historical or biographical plays and we are unlikely to programme new musicals unless these have been commissioned by us. Unfortunately, we cannot consider resubmissions or new drafts of plays we have read and responded to, unless we have specifically requested a new draft.

SUBMITTING YOUR SCRIPT
Please send scripts in hard copy (double-sided if possible with contact details on the first page only), with a brief synopsis and covering letter describing any previous playwriting experience, to: The Literary Office, Royal Court, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS. Unfortunately, we cannot accept scripts by email.

Scripts sent without return postage will be recycled. We are unable to return scripts sent internationally so please do not send International Postage Coupons. Please use recyclable envelopes when submitting scripts to us.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
All English language scripts submitted to the theatre are booked in and distributed to readers, as appropriate, from the Literary Office. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your script, generally by email. This can take up to three weeks depending on the current quantity of submissions. The scripts are then read by a team of professional playwrights and directors, the senior in-house readers and/or the Literary Manager.

The reader’s report forms the basis of a recommendation to the Literary Manager and, where appropriate, may lead to consideration of the script by the senior Artistic Team at our weekly script meeting and/or additional support for play development through workshops, attachments or readings.

We read all scripts sent to us and will contact you to let you know whether or not we wish to proceed with the development of your play. We receive a large number of scripts through this submissions process; we aim to let you know the outcome of our reading within three to four months of acknowledging receipt but it can take us longer than this to fully consider plays.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide critical feedback or enter into correspondence with playwrights whose work is felt to be unsuitable for further development or production at the Royal Court. However, where appropriate, we strive to secure the interest of other theatres and producers in plays we consider to be of particular merit, but which are not suitable for our own programme.

WHO WE ARE

Chris Campbell Literary Manager
Ellie Horne Literary Assistant

For further enquiries please contact literary@royalcourttheatre.com or 020 7565 5050.

How we store your data
All details related to your submission are stored securely on our server and will not be shared with third parties. Scripts sent without return postage will be recycled; the covering letter and pages containing personal details will be shredded as confidential waste.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

East West Players now accepting unsolicited manuscripts

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Play Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting your script to East West Players.

Please note that our mission focuses on the Asian Pacific experience, and the majority of the new works we workshop and produce revolve around Asian and Asian American characters and/or themes. We are interested in both plays and musicals. Works need not be “issue-oriented,” in that race/immigrant issues can be an unspoken component in the work.

We are particularly interested in new comedies, musicals, and works that unearth the history of Asians in America.

Writers are strongly encouraged to browse through our production history, which can be found here, to see what kinds of plays we’ve produced in the past and who our audience is.

Manuscripts are now being accepted via email. Scripts should be emailed to literary@eastwestplayers.org. Emailed versions of scripts are preferred.

Scripts should be submitted in a PDF format and must include the following:

1. A cover sheet, including your name, address, telephone number, website, and email address
2. A theatrical resume (two pages max) listing major productions, workshops, readings, commissions, publications, awards, education, and training information
3. A 100-word max synopsis of the play

Our Literary Committee will read all scripts we deem to be in line with the mission of the theater. Due to the large volume of submissions, we will only reach out to playwrights whose work we are interested in.

If you have questions as to whether your work might be suitable for our theater, or if you are a playwright with multiple works and not sure what to submit, email literary@eastwestplayers.org for assistance.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Blackboard play submission guidelines

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We are looking for new work by Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora that tell stories of the Black experience.

Why Blackboard: With a home in Manhattan’s Chelsea, your featured reading will be in a gorgeous townhouse setting, Nancy Manocherian’s the cell, complete with a mini reception and followed by a 20 minute talk-back.  Additionally, we will record a podcast interview with you.

Please fill out the form before and upload 10 pages.

Thank You for your interest in Blackboard Plays, devoted to the stories of Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora.  Answer the questions below, upload your play and the donate the optional submission fee.

We will contact you regarding your submission within 1 month.

A Note: PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT 10 PAGES of dialogue that best represents your play.  You will also be submitting a synopsis so we will know what the entire play is about.  If interested in moving forward, we will request the entire script.

Any questions: info@blackboardplays.com

Friday, November 9, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Interested in submitting to the New Play Initiative?

Roundabout Theatre Company is dedicated to providing a nurturing home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers, and we're proud to introduce new playwrights to the Roundabout family each year.

At this time, Roundabout accepts full script submissions only from established literary agents. If you are a represented writer, please have your literary agent submit on your behalf. Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as professional representation in our venue.

If you are an unrepresented writer, you are welcome to submit one 15-page script sample, a script synopsis, and a brief bio for our Literary Department’s review. Please email your materials to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Playwrights are also welcome to email invitations to upcoming readings or productions of their work to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Due to the number of new work submissions received by Roundabout every year, we cannot personally respond to every 15-page submission. However, all script sample submissions are read by the Literary Department within one month of submission. If we are interested in reading more of your work, a representative of the Literary Department will contact you to request the full script. If you have not received a reply within one month of submission, we will not be pursuing the full script. Please do not call regarding the status of your script.

Roundabout does not accept hard-copy script submissions. Scripts sent via mail will not be acknowledged or returned.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

NC Black Rep is now accepting script submissions for our 2019-2020 Mainstage Season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series.

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NC Black Rep is now accepting script submissions for our 2019-2020 Mainstage Season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series.

To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

Email submissions@ncblackrep.org with the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] 2019-2020 Script Submission

In the body of the email, include the following:

  • Play Title
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Bio
  • Contact Info
  • Character Breakdown
  • Set Description
  • Production History
  • Short Synopsis
  • Attach the first 10 pages of the script in PDF format.

To ensure your submission is reviewed, please strictly adhere to the above guidelines. If interested, the full script will be requested. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot respond to individual emails.

Agents may email full scripts with production history and a playwright biography to submissions@ncblackrep.org , or send hardcopy to:

North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
PO Box 95
Winston Salem, NC 27102

Saturday, October 20, 2018

10ft Tall submission guidelines

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10ft Tall are now accepting script submissions! As a company, we are always on the lookout for fresh, new voices with something to say. We wish to hear from anyone who feels they have pieces that will help deliver a quality and unique experience to audiences in the North East of Scotland.

Criteria

We are particularly interested in this type of work:

- We welcome both published and unpublished submissions. As well as brand new plays and pieces that have been performed previously.

- We are particularly interested in plays with a cast between 1-5 characters.

- Tells a story that is relevant and applicable to the North East of Scotland.

- Challenges the ideas and conventions of what theatre can be.

How can I submit?

Submissions should be sent to 10fttalltheatre@gmail.com with the heading 'Script Submission'. In the body of the email, please provide a brief synopsis of your play, as well as a breakdown of your experience as a writer. Please attach a PDF version of your script. ​

Please note our team are unable to give individual feedback on pieces at this stage. We will be in touch if we're in the position to take things further with your script.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Prescott (AZ) submission guidelines

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Now accepting script submissions for the 2019-2020 Season

 We accept script proposals for Mainstage, Stage Too, Family Theatre, and Reader's Theatre.
​(Please note - PCA does not take submissions for Teen Summer Stock Ensemble.)

Playwrights

If you wish to submit an original play which you believe meets the PCA's mission, please send a letter of inquiry with a brief synopsis (only) to the attention of our Executive Director at director@pca-az.net.  Original plays WILL be considered for our Family Theatre, Stage Too or Reader's Theatre productions.  Please indicate that the script is intended for one of these venues.

​Final decisions on venues will lie with the Production and Play Selection Committees with approval of the Board of Directors.  Our venues include Mainstage; Stage Too; Reader's Theatre; Family Theatre, and Prescott Summer Rep ( in Stage Too.)  NOTE: We will accept popular, well-known, small cast, COMEDIES only for Summer Repertory!

Stage Too Submission Cast Size Limit:  All Stage Too regular season submissions (including Reader's Theatre and Prescott Summer Rep) are limited to a cast of 6 or less.  Titles with more than 6 cast members will be considered, but are unlikely to be chosen for production.

Each play title submitted MUST  be accompanied by the following:

  • A hard or electronic copy of the title.  PCA WILL NOT purchase a hard (including a CD of the music if appropriate) or electronic copy.  That is incumbent upon the submitter.  PDF scripts should be obtained by the submitter and attached to the Script Submittal Form.
  • A brief comment and/or synopsis of the title.  You may recommend a venue for your play here.

If you have any questions before submitting your title, contact the Executive Director at (928) 541-0209 or at director@pca-az.net.

Please use the on line form to submit your script.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Gadfly (Minnesota) submission guidelines

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Attention Playwrights:

You can submit scripts to Gadfly at any time for consideration in future seasons. Right now we are only interested in stories BY trans and non-binary people, queer POC, and queer female playwrights.

We can not respond with a "no, sorry" to every play, and we do not provide feedback on scripts. We do read everything that fits the guidelines below. If we want to produce your work, we will reach out in plenty of time to get rights and other contract details squared away.

Plays must:​

  • Be both queer and feminist in nature and content
  • Be full lenth (60 minutes or longer) plays. No one-acts or ten minute plays will be considered for mainstage work
  • Feature less than EIGHT actors (big casts with double-casting is fine) and have as few set/dress/tech requirements as possible
  • Be submitted in .pdf format to gadflytheatre@gmail.com Please include the title of the play in the subject line and a brief synopsis of the play in the body of the email

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Women's Theatre Festival submission guidelines

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WTF accepts submissions on an ongoing basis. We are interested in both full-length and short pieces, published or unpublished, on any theme. Submissions must meet the following requirements:

1. Playwrights must identify as female or non-binary. No male authors, no exceptions.

2. Cast makeup must be 50% women or higher.

3. At least 50% of the characters must be open to actors who are people of color.

Email your submission to submissions@womenstheatrefestival.com. In the subject line, simply state your name and the title of your play. In the body of the email, include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, technical requirements, and attach a pdf of your script. All submissions will be read and responded to.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Artemisia submission window is open

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Get involved with Chicago’s premiere theatre for the development and production of all new feminist plays.  The submission window is now open for Artemisia Fall Festival 2019 and all Chicago playwrights are invited to submit their work!

Submissions are accepted between July 1st and December 15th each year.  Plays received outside of that time frame will be deleted and will not be considered.

Please include in your submission a one-page synopsis and the first ten pages of the play, the play’s production history and your professional resume as a single file PDF attachment to playsubs@artemisiatheatre.org.

Submission is free and Artemisia is dedicated to finding six remarkable, startling and unique plays.  Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia’s Artistic Director, will choose a play from Fall Festival 2019 to undergo an exciting development process that celebrates the playwright’s unique feminist voice and engages our audience directly in workshops and discussion that will culminate in a thrilling premiere production in Chicago.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Crossing Borders submission guidelines

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Crossing Borders Repertory accepts submissions at all times and has no deadlines.
All submissions will be acknowledged.

Please read about the origins of CB Repertory and the kind of work it wants to produce before submitting.

Selections deemed appropriate for possible future programs will be held on file.

CB Repertory will notify writers when and if an appropriate program is pending to discuss any possible performance.

No work will be returned so please send copies only.

We accept
  • one-act plays
  • monologues
  • full length plays from which one act could stand on its own
  • poetry
  • short prose pieces suitable for performance
  • serious, comedic, parody−all styles are welcome

It is OK if a play has been performed previously or if poetry or prose has been published previously, but please provide details of performance or publication for appropriate acknowledgement.

Please include with your submission:

Name
email address
short bio
previous performance/publication of submitted work (if any)
If you have not already done so, please join our mailing list and keep email addresses updated.

Friday, June 29, 2018

23 Miles South submission guidelines

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23 Miles South (Illinois) accepts submissions of full length and one act plays with a focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast.

Send your play, synopsis and character descriptions to 23milessouth@gmail.com with "play submission" in the subject line.   If selected for production, playwright will receive a royalty payment.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Babes with Blades Fighting Words submission guidelines

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What is Fighting Words?

Fighting Words is an opportunity to have actors, directors, and select audiences weigh in on what you have written. We accept finished scripts which adhere to our mission and which are open to development.

The process here is that we choose three scripts every season and they are read three times with feedback for the playwright following each reading and plenty of time/space in between the readings for script adjustments to be made. The final reading happens as part of a festival with the other two selections.

Playwrights of every background are welcome here. But, we are a company of women for whom women’s stories are essential. We are also a company of stage combatants. So a script really needs to contain physical conflict as a means of storytelling.

While many Fighting Words scripts have gone on to full productions with the Babes, selection in this program does not guarantee a production.

To submit a script for Fighting Words, submit your script to newplays@babeswithblades.org.  Submissions accepted year round.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Bechdel Group submission guidelines

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You may submit your script at anytime, but we read and respond in two windows:
For our Fall Workshop Series: we read scripts between March 1 and June 15, and aim to respond to all submissions by the first week of July.

For our Winter/Spring Workshop Series: we read scripts between August 1 and November 15, and aim to respond to all submissions by the first week of December.

We are happy to accept submissions that are being shopped elsewhere, but we ask that you contact us if your script is selected for another workshop, a staged reading, or production.

We accept new plays and screenplays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts - anything in progress.  Our readings are designed to provide an opportunity to further script development, so we're excited about work that is not yet 'complete'.  We typically feature 20 - 35 pages (roughly a half hour) of a script.

Our aim is provide an informal, festive, safe space to hear your work and get feedback from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and theater lovers.

You may submit your script at anytime, but we read and respond in two windows:
For our Fall Workshop Series: we read scripts between March 1 and June 15, and aim to respond to all submissions by the first week of July.
For our Winter/Spring Workshop Series: we read scripts between August 1 and November 15, and aim to respond to all submissions by the first week of December.

We are happy to accept submissions that are being shopped elsewhere, but we ask that you contact us if your script is selected for another workshop, a staged reading, or production.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we regret that we cannot give each submission individual feedback.

Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting. 


Your submission MUST:

Be in progress. Our aim is to provide a space that will help you develop your work. If your script or screenplay is 'finished', has had full productions, or is about to be produced, we are not the right organization for you. We are happy to consider work that has had prior workshops or informal/staged readings, if you still consider your script in development.

Pass the Bechdel Test. You must have two female characters, with names, who have a full scene/conversation that is not about their romantic relationships.

We are constantly discussing the Bechdel Test and the way it serves (or fails to serve) our mission. 

We know that as a 'test', there are flaws and gaps. We are indeed interested in scripts that push boundaries and raise discussion points - however, this is our baseline. Please do not send us two-handers with one male and one female character or scripts with only one female character.
Support our mission of fostering strong, complex, dynamic roles for women.

What we want:
Complex, layered female characters.
Thoughtful consideration of your needs in terms of script development - we look at the questions you're asking about your work carefully.

What we do not want:
Scripts that just manage to pass the Bechdel Test. If your main female character goes 60 pages without interacting with anyone but men, chances are good we will not be interested. If your qualifying scene does not forward your plot, chances are good we will not be interested.

Have you read all this? Are you feeling confident about The Bechdel Group as a good fit for you?
Well, then, click here to submit.  

Contact
Questions? Not sure if your script qualifies? Clarifications? Email us at bechdelgroup@gmail.com

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