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The 8×10 TheatreFest — Weathervane Playhouse’s Annual 10-Minute Play Contest and Festival

9 January 2016

Call for entries: Now through May 13, 2016
Performances: July 15 to 17, 2016

INFORMATION FOR PLAYWRIGHTS — OVERVIEW

The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday, May 13, 2016

All entrants will receive:
• Acknowledgment of receipt of submissions and administrative fee.
• Notification of 8 Finalist plays, preceding TheatreFest.
• Notification of winners, following the conclusion of TheatreFest

All information will be posted to this website.

THE PRIZES

Each of the eight finalists will receive a full production of his or her play and two complimentary tickets to TheatreFest. (We can’t offer travel and room accommodations for finalists, those who are able to attend will be greeted, feted, and showered with recognition!)

Additionally, we will send out press releases about the finalist playwrights to our local publications and to any of the playwrights’ respective outlets.

First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Five Runners Up: $50/each

THE RULES

EACH PLAY SUBMISSION MUST FOLLOW THE RULES BELOW:

  1. Each play must include the 2016 prop, an envelope of cash.  See description below.
  2. Maximum running time is 10 minutes.  Less is fine.
  3. Cast maximum is three. Any combo, gender-wise.  No characters under the age of sixteen.
  4. Technical requirements must be minimal. Plays produced are performed on a bare stage utilizing wooden blocks and simple furniture to signify a variety of things. Costume, sound and lighting requirements must also be simple.
  5. No one-person plays, no musicals, or children’s plays.
  6. Playwrights must be at least 18 years old.
  7. Submitted plays must be un-produced and un-performed outside of readings, workshops, and festivals. Submitted plays may have been entered in other contests.
  8. You must be the sole creator of the play and entitled to confer performance rights.
  9. If chosen as a finalist, you grant performance rights, royalty-free, to Weathervane Playhouse for three performances during the 2016 8×10 TheatreFest.
  10. The play remains the sole property of the playwright.

THE 2016 INSPIRATION — AN ENVELOPE OF CASH

Each year at TheatreFest, the audience chooses a special prop that must be incorporated into the following year’s plays.

Our 2015 audience members chose an envelope of cash.  The envelope is a security envelope 6.5″ x 3.5″.  The cash consists of $3,000 in $100 increments, bills are printed back and front.  The bills and envelope cannot be damaged or destroyed in your script.

Please note:  Although the bills provided are specific, the rules don’t require that you open the envelope to display the currency or use the amount provided. 

How to enter: http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest

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WEATHERVANE PLAYHOUSE 5th ANNUAL 8X10 THEATREFEST

31 December 2014

Weathervane Playhouse (Akron, OH) is accepting original 10 minute plays for production at its annual TheatreFest on July 10, 11, 12, 2015.   8 Finalist plays will be performed over that weekend and cash prizes awarded, based on audience votes:

1st place $350

2nd place $250

3rd place $150

5 Runners-up $50 each.   

Deadline for entries is: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00PM

There is a $10 administrative fee per playwright.

Playwrights may submit a maximum of 2 entries for this fee. (CLICK HERE to read “why we charge a fee.”)

Please note that plays will not be considered until the fee is received.

IMPORTANT: Before submitting, please go to http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest  for full and complete entering information.