Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Midwinter Madness Seeks One-Act Plays

Midwinter Madness Seeks One-Act Plays for Feb. 2011

Dates for the Festival are Feb. 7 - 27, 2011.

Plays should run 30 to 60 min. Scripts should be submitted in standard playscript format.*

Any subject matter okay, including musicals.

The Festival will not combine shorter plays to make full programs.

Production requirements must be minimal: rehearsal cubes, a table or two, some chairs (all provided by the Festival), and your own props, which you must bring with you and take home for every performance.

Tickets will be $12-15. There are no fees. The Festival takes the door.

There are no comps. There will be a discounted price for Festival participants to see other shows. Shows' staff may see their own shows for free, seating permitting. These comps may not be transferred to anyone else.

Shows must be non-Equity. No showcases or Equity waivers, please!

The Festival will provide a press agent, venue manager, lighting designer, and box-office manager. You must provide your own board op.

While the Festival provides the venue and staff, you must provide the production. Roy Arias Studios may offer discounts on rehearsal space, at its own discretion.

There will be a 2.5-hr tech rehearsal, during business hours Mon. thru Fri.

All performances will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm weekdays or 11 am to 11 pm weekends.

Each show will receive at least 3 performances, probably all in the same week. Shows that sell the most tickets before Jan. 2011 may receive more performances.

The Festival will provide a program "wrapper": you must provide a program specific to your show, and insert it into the wrapper for distribution to your patrons.

There will be a juried award ceremony after the Festival, with cash awards for the most popular plays.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1" margins all around.

To submit a script, send it as an attachment in .doc or .pdf format to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, just e-mail.

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