Monday, March 24, 2014

Callout for Civic Theatre's 2014-2015 Original Script Contest

The committee preparing the 2014-2015 Staged Reading series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is soliciting submissions for original, previously unproduced scripts by local playwrights.

Here are the submission guidelines.

* Playwrights must have their primary residence in the 14-county area served by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.

* Civic Theatre prefers a full script submission.

* Civic Theatre will accept a query/synopsis along with a 5-page dialogue sample.

* Civic Theatre prefers electronic submissions, which may be sent to

* Mailed submissions must be sent to:
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
Attn: Staged Reading Committee
313 N. 5th Street
Lafayette, IN  47901

* All submissions must include a title page with the play's title, author's name and contact information. The author's name should not appear anywhere on the script.

* Submissions sent via mail must include a self-addressed stamped envelope or self-addressed stamped postcard.

* There is no cost to submit. 

* Deadline for submissions: September 19, 2014.

* Response date: No later than November 7, 2014.

* Probability of being selected: At least one original script per year is included in the Staged Reading series out of the entire pool of submissions.

* Contract: There are no royalties paid at this time.

* Cast size: Ten or fewer actors are preferred.

* Length: Scripts may be either one-act or full length.

* Content: There are no restrictions on content.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is a community theatre located in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Its home is the historic Monon Depot Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 155.

In the seven years the Staged Reading Series has been part of the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette season, at least one script has been an original, previously unproduced script written by a local playwright.

* 2007-2008: Pia Zadora Sings Gershwin by Deborah Gray and A Very Bad Day for Brandon Butterworth by Scott Haan
* 2008-2009: In the Weeds by Steve Gooch
* 2009-2010: TILT by Laurie Russell
* 2010-2011: Roman Cokes by Jeff Spanke
* 2011-2012: Puzzles by Laurie Russell
* 2012-2013: A Wonderful Suicide by Diane Littleton Bahler and Going through Hell by Steve Martin
* 2013-2014: To Tread Among Serpents by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos

For more information, please call 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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