6 Women Playwriting Festival ten-minute playwriting contest

28 July 2009

The 6 Women Playwriting Festival proudly announces a ten-minute playwriting contest exploring the theme “MIXED EMOTIONS.”

This fourth annual women’s playwriting festival is sponsored by The Pikes Peak Arts Council, The Pikes Peak Library District and Manitou Arts Theatre (MAT). The festival will be held April 15-18 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1. Any woman 16 or older can enter. Collaborations are accepted.
2. Play must be unpublished and not previously produced. Original works only.
3. Play content must focus on the theme of “MIXED EMOTIONS” and be appropriate for our community and theatre. The reading committee and producing theatre are seeking scripts with the potential for “dynamic staging of richly established characters in original dramatic and comedic relationships”. Please no “ television sitcom situations” or “talking heads”.

Authors of the six chosen plays agree their plays will be produced by The 6 Women Playwriting Festival during April 15-18, 2010.

Cast will be chosen by six community directors and performed by local actors chosen through an audition process.

The six winning playwrights will receive an honorarium of $100.00, accommodations at the festival and a travel stipend to attend the festival.

4. Play scripts must not exceed ten pages.
5. Scripts should be typewritten on standard paper size, bound with staple only. Pages numbered.
6. Submit three copies with title only. Include one unbound sheet which includes title of play, a one –line play description, author’s name, address, email, and phone number. Playwright’s name will not be known to the play-reading panel.
7. Scripts and comments will not be returned to the playwright unless a SASE is provided.
8. Authors may submit no more than two plays.
9. No musicals or children’s plays.
10. Entries are accepted from July 1 to October 31, 2009. Entries postmarked later than October 31, 2009, will not be considered.

Send your submission to:
6 Women Playwriting Festival
Pikes Peak Arts Council
PO Box 1073
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

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