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 Posted: Thu Dec 15th, 2011 06:25 pm
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I work directly across the street from a production company that accepts unsolicited new plays. I have already written an inquiry to see if they would be interested in reading it and if it is ok to just drop the manuscript off rather than mailing it. They're ok with that.

But other than dressing professionally (which I must do anyway) is there anything I should keep in mind or have prepared.

I presume a cover letter and synopsis should still be included.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2011 02:26 pm
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Michael,

Even though they are just across the street, you might want to enclose a SASP with the name of the play and the theatre for them to mail back to you as a an official record of receipt.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 19th, 2011 10:55 pm
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Michael --

Find out what they want. Some theaters don't even want a cover letter.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 20th, 2011 01:15 pm
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Well, I presented it to them. I spoke with the group's main director for about a half hour not only about the play but some other things. They won't be able to look at it until April. Also, at some point I need to print them a copy of it that isn't duplex printed (though in my defense they didn't mention that on the website) before they do the table readings.

The issue of licensing came up and so I started that ball on it's long journey by sending a general inquiry to the Pearl Jam's website asking to be put in contact with the person in charge of theatrical licensing of the songs. I got a reply and was asked to give a list of songs that would be licensed and a copy of the play, which I did. Wish me luck - cause if the band isn't interested in allowing the play it can't proceed.

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