This notice is to announce the submission guidelines for 2017. Please refer to the following rules before submitting your play(s).
Theme: Playwright’s Choice
Submission dates for the Playwright Festival are from January 1 to January 15, 2017. A limited number of submissions will be accepted.
The short play must have a run time of 10-15 minutes.
Work must be original and not be published or produced before June 2017.
Maximum of four cast members.
Must be performed on one set: 1 loveseat, 1 side table, 2 straight-backed chairs, 1 ottoman, and 1 hall tree.
Submit plays to email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the first 75 plays received will be accepted.
IMPORTANT: Please email two copies of each play, one with your full contact information, one without any identification.
No entry fee required
Plays that do not meet these guidelines will not be considered. Please note that plays will not be returned.
Thank you for your interest! We look forward to another successful festival!
Awards will be given for Best Overall Production and Best Script.
Audition dates will be announced early in 2017.
July 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2017
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It's time to prepare your submissions for the annual Playwright Festival at City Theatre of Independence! Submissions will be accepted from January 1-15, 2017. Visit the Playwright Festival 2017 page for full details and guidelines.
Agnes of God
January 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Roger T. Sermon Community Center Independence MO
Agnes of God
The City Theatre of Independence Playwright Festival is an annual fundraising event for the theatre with four primary goals:
1.To expand the volunteer and membership base;
2.To provide a creative outlet for playwrights to submit their unpublished, royalty-free short plays;
3.To produce a chosen number of short plays for an evening of quality entertainment; and
4.To provide opportunities for everyone in all aspects of theatre.
How the Playwright Festival Works:
The selection committee reads all submitted plays, and chooses eight to produce. Each play is given to a different director, and auditions are held for casting.
Since this is a fundraising event, there is no budget given for the productions. Directors must use existing props and costumes, and sets are minimal.
After each performance, audience members at the Playwright Festival are encouraged to vote for their favorite short play, and awards are given for Best Production and Best Script.