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4rd Annual Playwrighting Contest 2010/2011

Notechtheate Full Length Play Contest 2010/2011
First Place - $200
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011
Notification of Winner: March 1, 2011
No Submissons accepted before October 1, 2010
Previous Contest Winners

Contest Goals

We believe that producing new plays is essential to the life of the American Theatre. We hope to encourage the development of new work that is truly relevant to the life of specific communities; new work that encourages playwrights to write for the "hometown" theatres;  new work that doesn't have to "redefine the theatre art" or "recolor the universe" but work that may tell old stories in new ways or new stories in old ways; new work that tells the audiences about the themselves NOT about the artist.  David Moberg, Editor, NoTechTheatre

Contest Guidelines

(Please read Guidelines carefully! Please do not submit if your work does not "fit" the guidelines. )

Submission fee of $15 is required for each electronic script submission.

Notechtheatre reserves the right to NOT select any entries as the winner; should no winner be selected (as was the case last year) ALL SUBMISSION FEE MONEY WILL BE RETURNED TO THE PARTICIPANTS. (As was the case last year.)

We do this contest because we are are looking for plays that fit our college age performers and our retirement age audiences. The "winning play" needs to one that we produce.

Entries MUST BE a full length play --- a minimum of 75 minute running time.  Musicals, one-acts, and children's plays WILL NOT be considered.

Subject Matter - Comedies preferred; serious plays that inspire hope and courage; real plays about real people in the real world.  Plays that appeal to family audiences.  Plays that have excessive profanity and explicitly adult content and situations will NOT be considered.

Casting - We are looking specifically for plays that can be realistically performed by college age performers. While most plays/stories have "older" characters, plays in which all or most characters are "older" characters may not be appropriate for this contest.

Adaptations are not encouraged.

Prefer cast size 3 to 10 characters; single set.

Plays that have had workshop productions and/or staged readings in colleges or universities are eligible for submission.

Entries must be original work and cannot have been published, cannot not have been produced professionally, and cannot be under any binding  contract.  Rights to the submitted work must be owned and controlled by the author.

Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain are the full responsibility of the playwright.

Only first place will receive a monetary prize.  Additional plays may be recommended for full production.  If selected for full production, standard royalties for four to six performance run will also be paid by producing theatre organization. Plays may be recommended for production in mainstage and blackbox theatre spaces.

Multiple submissions are NOT permitted.  Submissions to previous NoTechTheatre contests will NOT be considered.

Playwrights will NOT receive feedback on their scripts from our staff or reading committees.

Submissions must be submitted electronically.

Submissions must include brief playwright resume or biography.

Electronic submissions MUST BE as a MS WORD document or PDF attachment only.  File name should contain the play title.  Title page of the play should include: title, author's name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.  NoTechTheatre reserves the right to print one copy of electronic submissions to facilitate the reading and selection process.   NoTechTheatre will properly dispose of all scripts not selected. 

Submission fee (NO CASH) should be mailed to: 164 NE Royce Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL  34983

Electronic Copies should be e-mailed to: PlayContest@notechtheatre.com; submission fee ($15, NO CASH, checks only to Notechtheatre) should be mailed to Notechtheatre, 164 NE Royce Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL  34983

Electronic copies of scripts not selected will be deleted from NoTechTheatre computers.

Final selection of winning play will be made exclusively by NoTechTheatre Editor, David Moberg.

NoTechTheatre can NOT guarantee full production of any entry.

Winning play may be considered for representation by NoTechTheatre.

If you have any questions concerning this contest, please contact David Moberg at PlayContest@notechtheatre.com BEFORE you submit your play.

Notechtheatre - 164 NE Royce Avenue, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 772 979 2262

     
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