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Theatre@First seeks new, unproduced plays from Boston local playwrights for its workshopping program, FirstWorks. Playwrights will have the opportunity to gain feedback on their work from experienced directors and actors during the revision process. Revision sessions include a closed roundtable reading with actors, and culminate in a performed staged reading with feedback from our enthusiastic and insightful audience.

One full-length play will be selected. Due to logistical constraints, only shows able to be performed by a maximum of six actors will be considered. Roles may be doubled to accommodate the six actor limit within reason. Work submitted will be subject to extensive feedback with the expectation that revisions respective of deadlines will be performed by the playwright throughout this process. There are no subject matter criteria--we hope to be surprised and delighted.

FirstWorks Timeline:
Submissions are due by Dec. 29, 2017
Finalists notified by January 15, 2018
Full drafts due by February 1, 2018
Final selection of play by March 1, 2018
Roundtable reading of play: TBD April 2018
Rehearsals for staged reading begin: mid-April
Dress rehearsal is May 16, 2018
Performance date is May 17, 2018

To submit, please send an email to firstworks@theatreatfirst.org with the playwright’s name, email, phone, mailing address, bio (250 words or less), play title, # of characters in the play (plays will be performed by a maximum of six actors), a brief synopsis, and ten-page sample of the play. Submissions are due by December 29, 2017.

FirstWorks encourages submissions from playwrights regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, body type, age, disability or any other identity factor. Women, LGBT and POC are particularly encouraged to submit. This program aims to engage with Boston-area playwrights and support new works. Playwrights not residing within local travel distance of the Boston-area will not be chosen.

For more information please email firstworks@theatreatfirst.org or go to http://www.theatreatfirst.org/shows/firstworks/.

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