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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2013 playwriting competition

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The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2013 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series' current judge, award-winning playwright John Guare. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater.


There is no application form or entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:


1. This contest is restricted to plays written in the English language. Worldwide submissions are accepted.

2. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written in English. Translations, musicals, and children's plays are not accepted. The Yale Drama Series is intended to support emerging playwrights. Playwrights may win the competition only once.

3. Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year.

4. Plays that have had professional productions are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are accepted.

5. Plays may not be under option or scheduled for professional production at the time of submission.

6. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if you have one), page count and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments; a second title page which lists the title of the play only, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes.
7. Plays must be typed/word-processed, page-numbered and in standard professional play format. A brief biography may be included at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page, but is not required.

8. Do not bind or staple the manuscript.
9. Send the manuscript to Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040.

Submissions for the 2013 competition must be postmarked no earlier than June 1, 2012 and no later than August 15, 2012.

Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS:
Electronic submissions for the 2013 competition must be submitted no earlier than June 1, 2012 and no later than August 15, 2012.
If you would like to submit an electronic copy of your manuscript please email submissions.yaledramaseries@yale.edu with your request.


Upon receiving an email request for submission, we will send an email reply to the sender requesting a secure file transfer form be completed which will allow the electronic submission.
Both PDF/Word document submissions are accepted. PDF submissions are preferred but not required.

Please go to http://www.adobe.com if you need assistance converting a Word document to a PDF.

The Yale Drama Series reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

CONTACT US

For more information regarding the Yale Drama Series please write to us at:

Yale Drama Series
P.O. Box 209040
New Haven, CT
06520-9040

or email us at yaledramaseries@yale.edu

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Little Fish seeks 15 minute plays - PICK OF THE VINE – Season 11 (2013)

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PICK OF THE VINE – Season 11 (2013)

Little Fish Theatre is accepting scripts for our eleventh annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2013. 

Only ONE play may be submitted per playwright.

Submission deadline is August 1st, 2012.

There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced.

Preferred plays will:
  1. Require no more than 10 actors
  2. Run no more than 15 minutes, no exceptions
  3. Have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements
Email submissions (in .doc or .pdf form) to holly@littlefishtheatre.org.  Please include contact info (name, phone number, home city and state) on the cover sheet.  Include the cover sheet with the script -- do not send separate documents.

Response time: Semi-finalists only will be notified by mid/late-September. Final line-up playwrights notified in October.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Amadeus



About Amadeus:

They were, Peter Shaffer recalls, quite the odd couple. To turn his play ''Amadeus'' into a film script, the English playwright spent four months holed up in a Connecticut farmhouse with Milos Forman, the Czech film director. Isolated from the rest of the world in what they called their ''torture chamber,'' the collaborators suffered from writer's block together, listened to Mozart records together, and improvised scenes from the play together. Much of their afternoon work sessions, however, was devoted to arguing. They argued about scenes and words, and the order of scenes and words. They argued about who would say what in the film. They even argued about which of them would cook dinner.

New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award presents: Submit Play for NY Times Outstanding Playwrights' Award

No web site available but information about last year's competition is online

NOTE: the play must have been produced in NYC.

If you have a play that you feel is eligible, please send the script to Edward Bohan at the NY Times: bohane@nytimes.com.

DETAILS

The criteria is:
1. Plays only, no musicals.

2. American playwrights only (they don’t have to be American citizens, but they have to be living and working in the US).

3. NY debuts only -- the play must be the writer’s first full-scale NY production, selling tickets to the public and open to critics (they don’t count festival productions, workshops, etc.).

Contact for questions: Sylviane Gold, dancerevu@aol.com

CAP21 Writers Residency

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Applications are now being accepted for the January 2013 installment of the tri-annual CAP21 Writers Residency.

The CAP21 Writers Residency is offered by CAP21 as an opportunity for a concentrated time and place to be artistically productive in a focused atmosphere while remaining in NYC. It will take place for a 1-2 week period (Jan 7th - 18th) depending on the needs of the writers. During the length of the residency, selected writing teams are provided a beautiful studio space at CAP21 in New York City, complete with a piano and wireless internet, between the hours of 10am and 6pm, Monday through Friday.

One goal of the residency is for the writers to refine their new musical and move it forward to production. Other goals include beginning work on a new project, as well as working on multiple projects. In addition, the writers are able to network with each other, in the interest of forging new relationships and collaborations. Furthermore, CAP21’s Artistic Director will meet with each team and discuss the goals of the project. “CAP21 takes great pride in offering this residency, in the heart of New York City, and in supporting writers to create a fresh new canon of musicals,” says Eliza Ventura, Artistic Director of CAP21.

To apply visit cap21.org and download the CAP21 Writers Residency Application located in our New Works Development section.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

REPUBLICAN THEATER FESTIVAL

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Call for Submissions - Republican Theater Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Forearmed Productions seeks one act plays for the Republican Theater Festival, November 2012, which aims to create a forum for a perspective not usually heard in theater.

Forearmed will select 3 new one-act or 10 minute plays by living playwrights that represent ideas related to social or fiscal conservatism,  issues considered part of the Republican Party, Libertarian or Tea Party platforms, or concerns of people of faith. Plays which have the ultimate aim of criticizing or satirizing conservative ideas will not be considered.

Deadline for submission is August 30th. The plays will be dramaturged, developed and rehearsed for a showing on November 12th, 13th and 14th.

Please send scripts or any questions to Forearmed Productions, forearmed@gmail.com.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, GA is seeking a script for the Georgia High School Association One Act Competition

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, GA is seeking a script for the Georgia High School Association One Act Competition in October 2012.  The play requirements are:

1) One-Act, under 55 minutes in length or have the ability to be cut to under 55 minutes.  (Should be no shorter than 35 minutes.)

2) Any style acceptable, but must be suitable to High School aged actors.  Material may be edgy, but vulgarity must be cut from performance version.

3) Cast size should be no less than four - but can be as many as 20-25.

Compensation:  Winning play will be fully staged with a production budget of between $1,500 and $2,000.  Playwright will be consulted on design, and a video of the performance will be sent to the Playwright.  If your play is chosen to be performed you will receive $250 OR a trip to Rabun County, Georgia for a weekend to see the play performed and work with the cast.  If the play wins the regional competition you will receive a $100 bonus, and a $200 (total) bonus if the play wins the state competition. 

To submit your script, email in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format to wpatti@rabungap.org.
DEADLINE: August 1st, 2012 (*Contest may end early if suitable play is found.)

*We accept plays that have been produced, not been produced - it does not matter. 

Thank you in advance!

William Patti
Director of the Performing Arts
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

Writer Submission Guidelines for the 2012 New York Writers Summit

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We are now accepting submissions for the 2012 New York Writers Summit.   This writing competition which culminates in a festival (hosted by Paulini & Howell Productions) is designed to find and celebrate new and forthcoming writers with significant voices.  There is a limited acceptance period for submissions, so please send in your scripts as early as possible.

The New York Writers Summit is a writing competition that was started in 2008.  Our company is focused on bettering the arts by finding new, wonderful works of art and showing those pieces to the public.  This year's writing competition will conclude with a Professional New York Reading for each category winner as presented in a Festival format.  Our 2008 Festival for the New York Writers Summit was very well received.  Casts and production teams included Tony award-winning actors, Broadway veterans and prestigious directors mixed with talented up-and-comers and a great team of volunteers.  Highlights of such appear on the sub-tab of our website Photos & Press page.

For the 2012 competition, we are accepting submissions from each of the categories listed below:

CATEGORIES

  • Best New Play - This can be a Comedy or Drama.   Play submissions must be full-length and not one acts.
  • Best New Musical - The Book, Music & Lyrics must be the property of the submitting writer(s).  We cannot accept scripts with "cover tunes" unless you are the copyright owner of that material.  Musical submissions must also include at least three MP3 music samples of the score.  The MP3's do not need to be fully orchestrated studio quality, but we need to hear at least the melody line and some form of accompaniment.   If your musical is chosen as a finalist we will contact you and may require further music specifics.
  •  Best New Television Show - This can be a sitcom, drama or mini-series.   All must be scripted and original.   Reality show submissions are not permitted unless they are fully scripted.
  •  Best New Movie - This can be any movie genre but must be a full-length film script.

RULES FOR Potential INCLUSION in the Writing Festival


  1. Script Submissions must be original for all categories and the exclusive property of the submitting writers.  
  2. Submissions cannot be under contract or on hold with any other production companies or exclusive venues.   Paulini & Howell Productions may opt to put your piece under contract should it win the competition and cannot accept pieces that are obligated elsewhere.   Any such undisclosed issue will disqualify the piece from competition.   If your piece has received a fully staged reading or has had any other public performances, your submission must also include the list of dates, names, and performance locations and venues.
  3. All writers must be in good standing with the unions, if they are already members prior to submitting their work to Paulini & Howell Productions.
  4. Authors must allow Paulini & Howell Productions to produce their submissions, should the company wish to do so.  The company is responsible for all aspects of production including selections of director and casting.  
  5.  The author will retain full copyright of the material, but must grant Paulini & Howell Productions free use of the material(s) for the Festival reading and any inclusion exclusively for 2012 New York Writers Summit performance(s).   Exclusive to festival presentation(s) and marketing, residual royalties and all fees will be waived should the author's piece be chosen as a category winner.   Semi-finalists must also allow their name and submission title to be publicized.
  6. Participation in the festival rehearsal process may be needed, but will be determined by Paulini & Howell Productions.
  7. Writers must send a short cover letter / email with full contact information, script title, chosen category submission and  author's name, attaching the full script and any further required category documentation in PDF format.   Send all submissions to:  nywriterssummit@paulinihowellproductions.com
  8. All submission materials must be submitted to Paulini & Howell Productions no later than Midnight (EST) on August 14th, 2012. 
  9.  Any writer whose category submission has been selected as a finalist will receive notification via email from Paulini & Howell Productions.  In order to compete in the final stage of the competition and continue to be in the running to win inclusion in the New York Writers Summit, each writer will also need to return full festival signed documentation, disclosures, and any requested materials in a timely fashion (as detailed in the Paulini & Howell Semi-finalist notification email).
  10.  Semi-Finalists will be determined by no later than September 25th, 2012.
  11.  Category Winners will be posted no later than October 20th, 2012 with festival presentation announcements to follow.
  12.  By submitting your work, you agree to allow Paulini & Howell Productions to use your name, image, title of piece(s) and any presentation of the work (including images and sound) from the festival for publicity and marketing purposes without recompense.
  13.  If you win the competition, Paulini & Howell will grant you a professional reading in New York City (as included in the New York Writers Summit) and attempt to help you market your piece thereafter.  
  14.  Category Winners will receive 4 free tickets to the presentation of their work.   Transportation and housing in NYC to view the presentation shall remain the sole responsibility of each entrant.
We truly appreciate your submissions and cannot wait to read what you have created.   Best of luck in the competition!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Anne Deavere Smith: Four American characters

Cherry Lane Theatre - Hot Fun in the Summertime


Hot Fun in the Summertime is here! Come out to see some of New York's youngest, most talented, and disturbingly good looking artists as they get set loose in Cherry Lane's studio theater. All the content is original, all the music is live, and gone are the days of BYOB, because the booze is on us!*

*Must be 21 or over.

Cherry Lane Theatre is offering 10 free tickets to the first responders for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances of HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME, the latest in our Late Nite Series.



Email slawrence@cherrylanetheatre.org.
(please email Cherry Lane Theatre directly, do not email NYCPlaywrights)


Cherry Lane's Late Nite Series returns this week!

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME
July 26, 27, & 28 at 9pm
Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street 

Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Media welcomes submissions

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We welcome Proposals for articles along with inquiries regarding the publication of: Plays, Short Stories, Monologues, Poetry, Photography, Graphics, Videos, Music and Mixed-Media.

Just go to the Navigation Bar at the bottom of any page in the current issue, click on "Submissions" and follow the guidelines.

We hope you'll explore this opportunity to present your work to our worldwide audience and add it to our inPrint Library in our comprehensive archives.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Muzzle Magazine presents: Short Plays, Choreo-Poems, and Hybrid Texts

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We are looking for short plays, choreo-poems and/or hybrid performance texts - works crafted for recitation by one or many. All themes welcome. Guest Editor: Idris Goodwin

DETAILS

-Please submit 1-2 pieces. Each piece should be submitted as a separate DOC or PDF file.            
-Each piece must be under 7000 words.
-Additionally, please make sure your name does not appear anywhere in the document or submission title; our editors like to view submissions blindly.
-Upon acceptance, writers will be invited to send audio and/or video recordings of their work.

Click here for more information on this opportunity, as well as poetry and art submissions.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

International Playwriting Festival 2013

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See web site for application form, FAQs, etc.

HOW TO ENTER

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i ) Complete the entry form ensuring PART A is stapled to your script and PART B is placed in a sealed envelope as stated. Please also enclose a 200 word synopsis. The envelope will only be opened when the judging is complete.

ii ) Enclose one small envelope, which should be stamped* and addressed (using your pseudonym) and on which should be written the title of the play. It will be used to acknowledge receipt of your entry.

*Please make sure sufficient postage (or validated coupons for international entries) is included.

iii ) Scripts will not be retained after the judging.
Send entries to:

Rose Marie Vernon
Festival Administrator
International Playwriting Festival Warehouse Theatre
Dingwall Road, Croydon CR0 2NF UK

Plays will not be accepted after 31 July 2012

RULES

1 The IPF is open to any author regardless of nationality, but all plays should be in English.

2    Plays must be full length and previously unproduced, estimated playing time, not less than 90
minutes and not more than 120 minutes. (Just over a minute a page is a rough guide, when scripts are typed as per rule 3 below.)

3    Scripts must be clearly typed on bond paper, double-spaced with wide margins, pages must be numbered and the text securely bound. Plays must be submitted using a pseudonym to ensure impartiality and the author’s real name removed from all pages of the script.

Whilst all reasonable care will be taken, the IPF does not accept responsibility for loss of,
or damage to, submitted scripts.

4    Authors must guarantee that they have sole rights to all matter contained within the play. Any play accepted for production elsewhere before the judges’ decision is announced will be disqualified.

5    The Warehouse Theatre Company reserves the right to buy the exclusive option to produce
any play entered subject to contract.

6    Authors of the short-listed entries should make all reasonable efforts to attend a Press Reception and to be available to attend rehearsals and readings as required prior to the Festival weekend in March 2013.

7    The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results can be entered into.

Mobtown Playwrights' Group Season 3 Call for Submissions

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Attention, playwrights: The Mobtown Playwrights Group wants your scripts!

DETAILS

Last season, the play development wing of Baltimore’s Mobtown Players workshopped three new plays. One of them, Erica Smith’s Come Out and Say It, will receive a full production on the Mobtown stage this summer (July 13-28). For the 2012-2013 season, we will again devote 4 slots to the development of new work by area writers.

Each of the first 3 slots will consist of back-to-back weekends of public readings. The Mobtown Players will supply actors, directors, and marketing acumen. Playwrights will have a chance to revise their drafts based on feedback from the first weekend’s readings, and to rehearse those revisions for the second weekend’s readings.  The goal for the 4th slot is to select one script to receive a full production by the Mobtown Players.

Scripts for the first slot, which will run October 5-13 (2012), should be submitted by July 31.

Scripts for the remaining two slots, which will run February 1-9 (2013) and March 29-April 6 (2013), should be submitted by August 31. If you prefer a particular slot, please include that information with your submission; otherwise, we will consider you for all three.

Plays may be any length, genre, or style and may be written on any topic. Please include with your submission 3-5 questions you still have about your play or scenes/moments you’d like to develop. (You won’t be held to this, but it will provide a starting point if we select your play.) You must be able to attend most rehearsals and each reading of your play. If you have questions, please contact Brent at mobtownplaywrights@gmail.com. Scripts should be submitted electronically to the same email address.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Words Players 5th Annual Original One Act Play Festival

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We are happy to receive your script submission to the Words Players 5th Annual Original One Act Play Festival. The Festival will accept the submission of any script which has not been previously published or produced.

Original, creative work is at the core of what we do here at Northland Words. Whether it's each of our original Shakespeare in the Park productions, our annual Thornton Wilder Short Play Festival or our "Original One Act Play Festival," we celebrate the reality that all performance art is original. Merely preserving "the way it was done" is for mummies and pottery shards, not performance art.

The deadline for submission to this year's Festival is July 23. We intend to evaluate and select scripts by August 1 and will notify you by mid-August as to whether we have selected your script for production.

Rehearsals for the plays will begin in September.

Please be aware:

➢ Our production of the play is our only "compensation" for its use.
➢ The plays will be produced in our 125-seat, Three-Stage, Audience-in-the-Round theatre in
Rochester, Minnesota.
➢ There will be two performances of most plays, October 26 and 27, 2012. It is possible that some plays will perform only once.
➢ The plays will be produced with minimal or no costumes, props or sets.
➢ The plays will be directed by student directors (mostly high school- and college-age) under the
mentorship of our Artistic Director.
➢ While authors are welcome to confer with the directors, such conference is at the discretion of each director. Student directors will develop their autonomous interpretation and will maintain independent control of each production. They will in all probability modify settings and dialogue to fit our production situation and their own visions of the shows. Directors will, in particular, strive to make each play "entertaining" to our audiences and may modify the scripts, accordingly.
➢ Our casts are comprised of amateur community actors of all ages. A large percentage of them are quite young (high school- and college-aged).
➢ We largely ignore considerations of age, race and gender in our casting decisions. We may modify scripts, as necessary, in light of this consideration.
➢ We will record each production for possible online posting (with author credit), as well as for further promotional, artistic or other uses. These recordings will be the property of Words Players / Northland Words.
➢ We don't pay for the scripts.

Submission Guidelines
➢ Although there are no hard and fast rules for submission, by and large we will give preference to those plays which, in our judgment, appeal to the broadest audience. A lot of great art, of course, does not do so. But our emphasis is perhaps less on the artist-centered goal of producing "great art" (whatever that is) than on the more community-centered goal of producing art that communicates well with its audience. In our case, the audience invariably includes a large percentage of young people. We will prefer scripts that appeal to them as well as to old non-young people.
Part of this emphasis is our desire to give writers and directors first-hand experience of the vagaries of "marketability" as much as the more arcane goals of "art." (This doesn't mean we're necessarily looking for Neil Simon. Although we'll certainly consider his script, if he wants to submit one! Neil? Only that we will strive to make each play both understandable and interesting to our audiences. And again: an important consideration of marketability is an understanding of each particular audience.)
➢ That being said, we also encourage fresh and original approaches to theatre. We prefer most of all plays that are significant and interesting, without off-putting superciliousness.
➢ We will also give preference to younger and newer authors. Again, we don't have inflexible rules about what ages constitute "youth," this is only a general consideration.
➢ We will also prefer, of course, those scripts which will work well with the minimal and specific production standards outlined above. A play with a cast of fifty, necessarily set in pre-Revolution Versailles, may well be a fantastic play but will probably be unworkable in our particular situation.
If you have any questions about any of this, please don't hesitate to talk to us. We're very excited about the prospect of presenting these original plays.

The Hive seeks submissions

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The Hive Theatre Company is seeking submissions for its 2012-2013 Hive Exposed Series; staged readings of new and underexposed plays. The Hive Exposed Series is intended to uncover the talent of new and underexposed playwrights, and expose the work of those playwrights to the NYC community. Out of all the submissions, the Hive will choose three plays and one musical to stage as readings. At least one of those four pieces will later be mounted as a full production.

The Hive is deeply committed to nurturing artists of all ages, type and backgrounds.

Submission Guidelines:
All submissions should be sent to:
Literary.submissions.thehive@gmail.com
-The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2012
-Only original, non-published scripts will be accepted. No one person shows. File Type: PDF
-If you are submitting a musical for consideration, along with the book please send no more than three songs via attachment in MP3 format. If your musical makes it to the short list, The Hive will request recordings of all songs in the piece.
-A biography and/or author's history of the play, character breakdown and brief description or synopsis of the play must accompany all submissions.
-Maximum of two scripts per playwright.
-Plays should be submitted via email, with subject line: "Title of Play/Authors Last Name"

Thank you and we look forward to reading your work!

The Stage Directions Matching Challenge

Match these opening stage directions (some are excerpts) with the plays they open. 

To see the answer, click on the ANSWER link after each stage direction. A dialog box should pop open with the answer. If that doesn't work, you can go here to see the answers.

A. Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot. He pulls at it with both hands, panting. He gives up, exhausted, rests, tries again. As before. ANSWER

B. The Wingfield apartment is in the rear of the building, one of those vast, hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that flower as warty growths in over-crowded urban centers of lower-middle class population and are symptomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and differentiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism. ANSWER

C. Vivian Bearing walks on the empty stage pushing her IV pole. She is fifty, tall and very thin, barefoot and completely bald. She wears two hospital gowns - one tied in the front and one tied in the back - a baseball cap, and a hospital ID bracelet. The house lights are at half-strength. Vivian looks out at the audience, sizing them up. ANSWER

D. Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
ANSWER

E. Night. Catherine sits in a chair. She is exhausted, haphazardly dressed. Eyes closed. Robert is standing behind her. He is Catherine's father. Rumpled academic look. Catherine does not know he is there. After a moment: ANSWER

F. No curtain. No scenery. The audience, arriving, sees an empty stage in half-light. Presently the Stage Manager, hat on and pipe in mouth, enters and begins placing a table and three chairs downstage left and a table and three chairs downstage right. He also places a low bench at the corner of what will be the Webb house, left. ANSWER

G.   Covent Garden at 11.15 p.m. Torrents of heavy summer rain. Cab whistles blowing frantically in all directions. Pedestrians running for shelter into the market and under the portico of St. Paul's Church, where there are already several people, among them a lady and her daughter in evening dress. They are all peering out gloomily at the rain, except one man with his back turned to the rest, who seems wholly preoccupied with a notebook in which he is writing busily. ANSWER

H. In the house of the PROZOROVS. A drawing-room with columns beyond which a large room is visible. Mid-day; it is bright and sunny. The table in the farther room is being laid for lunch.
OLGA, in the dark blue uniform of a high-school teacher, is correcting exercise books, at times standing still and then walking up and down; MASHA, in a black dress, with her hat on her knee, is reading a book; IRINA, in a white dress, is standing plunged in thought. ANSWER

I. Darkness. Savage whispers fill the theatre. We can distinguish nothing at first from this snakelike hissing save the word Salieri! repeated here, there and everywhere around the theatre. Also, the barely distinguishable word Assassin! ANSWER

J. The last days of October. Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz alone onstage with a small coffin. It is a rough pine box with two wooden pegs, one at the foot and one at the head, holding the lid in place. A prayer shawl embroidered with a Star of David is draped over the lid, and by the head a yarzheit candle is burning. ANSWER

Friday, July 20, 2012

Play of the Week selections made

The selections for the August Play of the Week video-recordings have been made. Find out more on the Play of the Week web site.

Seeking plays & directors for one act play festival

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Words Players' Annual One Act Play Festival is scheduled for October 26 & 27.

Scripts are being accepted now; the deadline is July 23rd.

Those interested in directing should contact us before June 2.

Directors will have their first meeting on August 9th, 5pm; subsequent meetings will be August 16th, 23rd and 28th. Directors are also encouraged to participate in the Intro to Directing classes.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Seeking fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 30 minutes

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Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Fall One Act Play Competition

September 11 - October 4, 2012 $1000
Cash Prize for Best Play!!

To submit your one act play production please email:

the complete play,
a synopsis of the play,
the running time of the play the set and lighting requirements,
the play’s production history (if it has been produced before and where) and
a creative team leader contact email address to:
manhattanrep@yahoo.com
by Monday July 30, 2012

Please put “Fall One Act Competition” in the subject heading.

Applicants will be contact by Thursday August 2 as to their acceptance.

There is no submission fee.

Each play will receive a MINIMUM of 3 performances. More if the play moves on to the finals. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Manhattan Rep will supply a Sound and Lighting Board operator to run all the tech.
Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee. There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees.
For more information, please log on to: www.manhattanrep.com

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