|In just its second season, Funky Little Theater Company held its inaugural playwriting festival, [spectrum: lgbtqia+ new play festival]. Over the past two years Funky has received over 400 short play submissions from around the world.
Now in its fourth season, THE SEASON OF THE FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT, we are excited to bring [spectrum: lgbtqia+ new play festival] back to Funky. [spectrum] will be produced Thursday through Saturday nights from July 13-August 4, 2018 in repertory with BODY AWARENESS by Annie Baker. The top 16 finalists will be given the opportunity to submit a full-length play for consideration at Funky. Some submissions could be selected for staged readings (for our one night stand: a staged reading series) and one for a workshop production (with a possible full production).
Funky is looking for talented and creative playwrights to participate in this festival. Plays should be one-acts focusing on issues surrounding, embracing or showcasing individuals of the LGBTQIA+ community. We are programming a 90 minute festival, so theoretically, nine 10-minute plays.
There is a submission fee of $5 per script for our third [spectrum: lgbtqia+ new play festival]. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spectrum-submission-fee-tickets-41990928999
Guidelines for submissions:
This year’s submissions are open only to female, and those that identify as female, playwrights.
A selected committee and Funky company members will be reading and evaluating each submission. There will be three rounds of elimination before selection.
Playwrights should be 16 years or older as of submission deadline.
Please let us know the production history of your work or if it would be considered a world premiere.
Each script should be one act, ideally one set and no more than five actors. Keep in mind this is going to be produced in 90-seat End-Stage theater.
Ideal length is 10 minutes but submissions should not exceed 15 minutes in length.
All scripts should be typed and organized in a professional script format (page numbers, title page, correct spacing, etc) and as a Word Document or PDF. Character breakdown and scene descriptors are appreciated.
Include your name, mailing address, contact number, and the play title in the body of the email and attach the script to the email.
Email your play by Monday, April 2, 2018 at midnight MST to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected playwrights will be notified via email no later than May 15, 2018 at midnight MST.
Lodging and travel expenses are not available at this time.
One play will be selected as “Festival Favorite” based on audience votes and a panel of judges.
Winning submission will receive a $100 prize.
Happy writing and thank you for your consideration!