SWAN (Support Women Artists Now)
We will be accepting submissions of short plays (running time no longer than 10 minutes) and monologues (no longer than 5 minutes). A scene or scene(s) from a longer work can be submitted but it has to stand on it’s own.
There will be no theme this year but the play must have a female antagonist or protagonist and there must be conflict. For monologues, there also should be conflict or tension of some kind going on and the speaker must be a woman. Humorous plays/monologues are encouraged.
Plays must be submitted in either Times Roman or Courier with a font size no smaller than 12 point. Samuel French submission style is preferred. Playwrights can submit only one play.
The submission must have been previously unproduced and unpublished. I want fresh material. It can and should have received a reading some place, either at the Platform, Write On, Shadow Boxing, or some other writing group.
These are readings, the level of staging is up to the playwright. We will have a stage manager and a lighting person but it’s just lights up and down. There will be no audio or sound equipment. Please remember that. I also will not consider plays that require a lot of props or set pieces. Nor will I consider works that have too many actors. KEEP IT SIMPLE!!! There is no rehearsal space. Playwrights are responsible for finding their own directors and actors, as well as rehearsal space. We will run tech before the performance on Saturday morning, time to be determined.
The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2010. Please do not submit anything before January 4th, 2010. Selected playwrights will be notified by February 1, 2010.
Submissions can be sent to elram0416@comcast. net.