AOTC New Play Festival 2022

Updated: Mar 31



An Other Theatre Company’s New Play Festival 2022


Call for Play Submissions


We at An Other Theatre Company are united in our commitment to creating fresh, unique, empathetic, and inclusive theatre within the Utah Valley community. We seek to provide and promote thought-provoking theatre by uplifting the works and talents of the queer community, BIPOC folks, women, and humans of all sizes, ages, and abilities. We love celebrating stories that are by, for, and about the others.


We also love celebrating new plays.


Celebrating your new play.


An Other Theatre Company is currently seeking play submissions for our New Play Festival in July 2022. This will be a concert reading series, showcasing six ten minute plays, four one act plays, and two full length plays from Utah-based playwrights. Scripts will be read and reviewed by readers within our AOTC family as well as other local theatre artists.


AOTC NEW PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • The play must align with AOTC’s mission

  • The play must be written by a local Utah theatre artist

  • The play must be an original and unpublished work

  • No previous production history

  • Workshops and/or readings acceptable

  • Only finished works accepted

  • Only one script submission per playwright

  • No screenplays or musicals

  • All materials must be submitted in one PDF file

  • Email subject line: AOTC New Play Festival Submission


THE FINE PRINT

  • Blind Submission

  • Playwright name and contact information on title page only

  • Name and contact information will be removed during judging

  • Page Length

  • Ten Minute

  • No more than 10.5 pages – not including title and character page

  • One Act

  • 15 - 60 pages – not including title and character page

  • Full-Length

  • 60 - 120 pages – not including title and character page

  • Cast Size

  • 2-8 characters

  • Production Elements

  • Concert Reading

  • Black box theater space

  • No set, costumes, or makeup

  • Basic lighting (up and down)

  • Other Documents

  • Playwright Bio (200 word max)

  • Resume

  • Brief Synopsis (200 word max)

  • Character Breakdown

  • Play’s Development History

  • AOTC Statement (500 word max)

  • Brief statement on how and why your play aligns with AOTC’s mission


SELECTED PLAYWRIGHTS

  • Auditions and Casting

  • Concert readings will consist of a shared ensemble cast

  • Playwrights will collaborate with their director on casting choices

  • Rehearsals

  • All rehearsals will be masked

  • In-person rehearsal attendance mandatory for all playwrights

  • Playwrights are welcome to make revisions during the rehearsal process

  • Playwrights will communicate any revisions made to their director

  • Directors will then communicate those revisions to the cast

  • Playwrights will always have final script approval

  • Performances and Talk Backs

  • In-person mandatory attendance

  • Stipend

  • All playwrights will receive a $30 stipend


AOTC NEW PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE


All entries are due by 11:59pm May 1st. Please email your PDF file to chelsea.poplin@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Literary Manager Chelsea Hickman.

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