We are excited to announce the call for submissions for our Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This Series will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April 2019, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating the voices of women artists. Three to four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and workshop level production during the Festival. A table reading and/or concert reading may also be available. All plays from the PIP Series 2019 will be considered for the mainstage production in September of 2019, decided by a combination of a panel of judges and audience vote. Scripts are being accepted from March 3-April 15, 2018.
Submission Guidelines are as follows:
-Playwright must be a woman and may only submit ONE full-length script.
-The play must not have ever had a fully mounted production. Prior workshop presentations are accepted, but the script must be a new version since the time of the workshop.
-Submission must include:
a. Full copy of script (without playwright contact info*)
b. Character breakdown (without playwright contact info*)
c. Short synopsis of script (300 word limit, without playwright contact info*)
e. Cover letter addressing what the playwright would like to accomplish with the workshop presentation and how she heard about the call for submissions
-Plays submitted without all supporting materials included will be disqualified.
-We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for rehearsals as needed if selected, and for at least one workshop production performance at their own expense. We will select 3-4 playwrights to participate in the PIP Series and hope to strike a balance between local and national work. Exact rehearsal and performance schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright after all plays are selected
Deadline to submit all materials is midnight, April 15, 2018**
Three or four finalists will be selected by September 2018
Directors and Dramaturgs will be selected by October 2018
Casting will be between November-December 2018/19
Rehearsals will begin in February 2019
Plays In Progress Series (part of Athena Project’s Arts Festival) opens approximately March 2019
*Contact info must be listed ONLY on resume and cover letter, not on the script or any other documents (submissions will be read blind). Documents a, b, and c should include the Title of the Play, but no playwright contact information.
**Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before April 15, 2018.