|PLAY WRITING COMPETITION: Accepting submissions.
[size=First Annual Stage West Playwriting Competition][size=] Stage West Theatre invites you to participate in a competition for Texas Playwrights. The winning play chosen through this competition will be work-shopped and presented as a staged reading by professional actors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A $250 prize will be awarded to the winning playwright. A future, full production of the play is also possible. The application postmark deadline is April 15, 2007. Decisions will be made and writers notified by May 31, 2007.
Applicants should have lived in Texas for at least 2 years, though current residency is not required. If the applicant does not currently live in Texas, a short statement indicating the playwright's ties to Texas should be included.The play must have no prior professional productions. Previous university productions, workshops and public readings at professional theaters are all acceptable.If the work submitted is an adaptation of another work not in the public domain, the writer must provide written proof of permission to adapt it.Each writer or musical theatre writing team may send only one work to the Stage West Playwriting Competition. There are no restrictions on subject matter, format, cast size, or style. We are interested in reading what you consider to be your best work. Information about Stage West's mission and recent production history is attached. We recommend you consider it as you select your work to submit.
[size=THE POSTMARK DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSION IS APRIL 15, 2007.]
PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: DANA SCHULTES
1300 GENDY STREET
FORT WORTH, TX 76105
[size=STAGE WEST Playwriting Competition – Application form]
Postmark deadline: April 15, 2007.
[size=See work checklist on reverse of application form. ]Please print clearly in ink, or type.
[size= ] Playwright's Name: ___________________________________________________________
Script Title: __________________________________________________________________
Play? (circle one) Yes No
Musical? (circle one) Yes No
Work for young audiences? (circle one) Yes No
Another genre? ________________________
Playwright's Contact Information. If a collaborative work please list one primary contact.
City, State, ZIP: ____________________________________________________________
I verify that the above information is true and that the submitted work is entirely my own. I release the submitted work to the Stage West Playwriting Competition, and authorize the company to distribute copies as necessary for the proceedings of that competition.
Please note that after the staged reading, Stage West will work with the playwright on the possibility of a full production. In this event, Stage West would negotiate a production contract with you in good faith, including attention to subsidiary rights, credit in the programs of future productions and publication of your play.
Playwright's Signature Date
STAGE WEST Playwright Contest [size=Checklist for Work Submission][size=]
Please be sure to include the following mandatory items:
THREE complete, firmly bound (no brads or clips, please) copies of the script, with pages numbered. Include a cover page with the play's title, but be certain that your name does not appear on any page of the script, including the cover page of each copy. This competition will be conducted "blind," so that the reader/evaluators will not know who the writer of a particular script is or where he or she comes from.
If your play is a musical, please include three copies on audiocassette tape or audio CD of a representative sampling of the music. (No mp3s or DVDs, please.) If a written score is available, please submit three copies, again with the title but without the writer's name.
Three copies of a statement of the play's development history listing all readings, workshops, and any university or non-professional productions. Again, please do not include your name on this page.
One completed, signed application form (see other side of this page).
If the work submitted is an adaptation of another work not in the public domain, include one copy of written proof of permission to adapt it. A photocopy of such proof is acceptable.
Optional: You may also include one copy of a personal statement describing yourself as a playwright and your goals. This statement will not be evaluated with your script, but will enable Stage West to become better acquainted with you as a writer.
If you have questions about how to put your application packet together,
please contact Stage West Development Director Dana Schultes
by email (preferred) at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone (less preferred) at 817-735-9995.
MISSION AND RECENT PRODUCTION HISTORY
Stage West mission is:
-to produce classic and contemporary theatre with artistic excellence and energy, focusing on regional and national premieres.
-to foster an appreciation of theatre literature.
-to provide employment to area professionals and a creative home for young theatre artists to develop their skills.
-to introduce younger audiences to professional theatre through school outreach programs and severely discounted tickets.
-to promote a deeper understanding of the challenges and discoveries of daily life through intelligent and entertaining material presented in an intimate form.
Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, adapted by Mark Richard
The Immigrant: A New American Musical by Mark Harelik
Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music by Lee Blessing
On The Mountain by Christopher Shinn
Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones
Season's Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn
Private Lives by Noel Coward
Johnny Guitar: The Musical by Nicholas van Hoogstraten
Embracing by Stan Denman
Puppet Boy by Lee Trull
Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn
As Bees In Honey Drown by Douglas Carter Beane
Voice of Good Hope by Kristine Thatcher
Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn
Cherry Docs by David Gow
[sic] by Melissa James Gibson
Port Authority by Conor McPherson
Kiss Me Like You Mean It by Chris Chibnall
Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken
The Shape of Things by Neil LeBute
The Lion In Winter by James Goldman
Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris by Jacques Brel