The St. Louis Actors’ Studio is proud to announce a call for submissions for the 5th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival at the Gaslight Theater, with plays debuting from July 07 – 30, 2017. Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2016.
Professional Submissions: Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18′ x 18′ stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character, and theme.
Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes.
Up to eight plays will be chosen, in addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival. Mr. LaBute is scheduled to participate in the opening weekend activities.
High School Submissions: Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward: The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length.
Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.
Submissions should be sent to:
LaBute New Theater Festival
St. Louis Actors’ Studio
360 N Boyle Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Visit the website: http://stlas.org/
The creative team for the festival includes:
Neil LaBute-Film Director, Screenwriter and Playwright
William Roth-Actor, Founder, Artistic Director St. Louis Actors’ Studio
Milton Zoth – Director, Arts Educator
Nathan Bush – Actor
Andra Harkins – Actor
Ann Haubrich – Writer, Arts Administrator
Edward Scott Ibur-Middle School Teacher (Webster), Novelist, Founder- Gifted Writers & Artists Project for Middle & High School
Christopher Limber – Actor, Director Prison Performing Arts, Playwright
John Pierson-Actor, Theatre, Speech & Dance Chair, English Teacher John Burroughs School
Elizabeth Helman-Actor, Writer, Director, Professor of Theatre Arts -Oregon State University
Patrick Huber-Associate Director, St. Louis Actors’ Studio-Set Design and Lighting, Teacher Theater, Design and Architecture Mary Institute, Country Day Prep School