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TYA TOURING PRODUCTION COMMISSION SUBMISSION
Thanks to the support of the NEA’s Arts Work Grant Program, we are proud to announce the commission of a new play with music for young audiences that will tour greater-Aurora area schools. We will spend the winter and spring of 2021 developing the piece with a workshop reading with the hopes to tour the piece during the 2020-2021 school year.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 5, 2021
For our inaugural commission, submissions for this award are open only to writers of color.

Commissions: One proposal will be awarded with a commission of $3,000

TO APPLY, A PLAYWRIGHT MUST DIGITALLY SUBMIT:
A one-page play proposal for a new or in progress, 45-60 minute, unwritten theatre for young audiences play with music

A one-page resume

A 3-5 page sample scene

One of your finished plays, for reference only

A completed submission application form

All materials can be submitted to: school@paramountarts.com

with the subject line: TYA Commission Submission

PROPOSALS FOR NEW PLAYS MUST:
Center the story around global majority people (non-white), particularly interested in stories that center around Mexican-American stories (44% of Aurora’s population)
Utilize four performers or fewer
Explain the use of singular, flexible or representational scenic elements understanding this play will be toured to schools with various kinds of performance spaces
Demonstrate how the use of music will play a role in your script
Demonstrate how audience members will be engaged in the storytelling (this could be audience participation of some kind, perhaps they assist in creating an environment, or contribute to the music making)

ELIGIBILITY RULES:
Playwrights will need to complete the submission form
Submissions may only be from playwrights of color

Playwrights must reside in the United States
One submission per playwright

Submissions must be emailed by 11:59PM CST on January 5, 2021

Commission contracts will be offered in February of 2021, and will be announced upon signing.

Questions? Email us at school@paramountarts.com

https://paramountaurora.com/tya-touring-production-commission-submission/

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