Emerald Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Out of the Closet’ (Tennessee, $10 entry fee)

Emerald Theatre is now seeking scripts for ‘Out of the Closet‘.

What to submit:  Scripts are being accepted in two categories.

Category 1: An LGBT individual’s self-disclosure about their sexual orientation.

Category 2: Any interpretation of “Out of the Closet” literal or figurative.

Additional guidelines:

  • Plays may be comedy or drama.
  • Both individual authors and collaborative teams are eligible.
  • Submissions must be original, unproduced plays.
  • Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Running time must be between five and ten minutes.
  • No monologues, musicals or children’s plays.
  • Playwrights may submit one play in each category.
  • Plays will be staged in a black box setting (there will be no set beyond a closet door). Please write accordingly.

Entry fee:  There is a $10 entry fee for each play entered.

Prize:  The Grand Prize Winner will receive $200, a trophy and production of their play. First Prize winner will receive $150 and production of their play. An additional four to six runner-up scripts will also be produced. Winning plays will be staged at Theatreworks 9-11 September 2016.

How to apply:  Applicants must follow the following guidelines and submit by mail.

  • Submit 2 copies of your 10-minute script. 
  • Your name should not appear on your script. 
  • Include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address and the title (s) of your play(s). 
  • Enclose a $10.00 entry fee for each play entered.  Make checks payable to Emerald Theatre Company.

Caroline at “Out of the Closet”
c/o ETC
P.O. Box 41408
Memphis, TN 38174

Deadline:  30 June 2016

Source:  Direct contact

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