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STAGED READING EVENT:

Sunday, March 24th at 7pm

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, Illinois 60657

 

Seeking bold and dynamic new plays that embrace the Red Theater aesthetic.
The competition winner will receive a workshop and staged reading in March 2013, at Stage 773 with the Red Theater Company. The three runners up will also receive a staged reading of an excerpt of their play.

ARTISTIC CRITERIA

We are looking for work that is THEATRICAL and PERSONAL. Theatrical means a work that could only be fully realised in a theater. It should take full advantage of the temporal and connective nature of human performers interacting with a living audience.

Personal means that the work uniquely and vividly wrestles with the dualities present in the human condition. For example: that we are alive but will die; that the more knowledge we have, the more foolish we feel.
Please surprise us with difficult ideas, impossible stagings, and a powerful heart.

GUIDELINES

1) The play needs to be at least 60 minutes running time and no longer than 120.
2) The play can not have received a professional production.
3) Adaptations are accepted as long as the author has complete rights.
4) The play should be written in, or translated into, the English language.
5) We can only accept one submission per playwright.
6) Please submit your play as a PDF to the following email: scripts-at-redtheater.org
7) Please ensure your script includes a list of characters and that the pages are numbered.
8) In the interests of impartiality, please do not include your name anywhere on the script (or in the PDF title). Please provide your contact details in the email only.

DEADLINE

The competition opens for submissions on October 1st, 2012.
Deadline for submissions: November 11th, 2012.

Performances of selected material will occur during the Red Hamlet run in March, 2013

Winners and a shortlist will be announced on or before January 31st 2013. All entrants will be contacted, but please note that we cannot give individual feedback to every applicant.