Call for Entries: Capital Repertory, Albany, NY Announces Next Act! New Play Summit 2

25 April 2013

Submissions are now being accepted for Capital Repertory Theatre’s NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT 2!

 

Next Act! is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work, and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s recent and future growth explosion in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” Next Act! takes place November 2nd thru 4th, 2013 and will feature readings of two never-before produced plays, one musical and special events throughout the weekend.Capital Rep is particularly interested in scripts that showcase world events as they impact the individual and society, highlighting the common threads that bind the American culture together in a world that is defined more and more by diversity. The theatre will give preference to character driven scripts that showcase technology’s impact on humanity. Accepting plays and musicals.
Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse plays welcome.
Comedy and Drama welcome!
(Please do not submit plays about the theatre.)

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations. Eligible musicals can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 6 characters. Accompaniment must be able to be provided by a pianist for the reading. Scripts that allow creative ways for execution in the intimate atmosphere of Capital Rep’s thrust stage are particularly welcome. (There is no limit on subject matter. Adaptations of literature welcome.) Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Thursday May 30, 2013

HOW TO SUBMIT

Plays: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions and the first 10 pages of their play with a photo/resume and bio. Musicals: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions, one sample scene and 3 songs (demo’s are acceptable). Music may be sent via CD or electronically. Playwrights should include a photo/resume and bio. Email your submission to Margaret Hall, Assistant to the Artistic Director, at mhall@capitalrep.org with NEXT ACT SUBMISSION in the subject line. A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected. Electronic submissions preferred. Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

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