The MYTC Playwrighting Commission 2016

This year, in support of new and emerging writers, The Midnite Youth Theatre Company is calling for submissions for the 2016 MYTC Playwright Commission.

The Commission offers a successful playwright (or writing team) $3,000 towards the development of a short script (45 – 60 minute) suitable to be performed by actors aged between 14 and 21.

In addition to the commissioning fee the winning script will:

  • be programmed as part of The Midnite Youth Theatre Company’s Season
  • be the production will tour internationally as part of the MYTC touring program in 2018

They are looking for:

–              cast size: 10 – 40 characters

–              plays that are driven by and utilise an ensemble cast

Submissions must not exceed 2 pages (11-point font) and must include a:

  • brief synopsis
  • proposed cast size (see above)
  • brief vision for the look and feel of the show e.g. staging elements, technical requirements
  • statement from the writer on the impetus for the work

Additionally, writers are encouraged to include up to 4 pages of their existing work reflecting their writing style.

Successful applications must meet the following criteria:

shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in a phone/skype/in-person interview to determine the successful commission.

  • applicants must be able to deliver a production ready draft for an early 2017 season
  • for applications seeking to adapt extant material (books, poems, songs, games, etc.) the applicant is responsible for securing adaptation rights from the copyright holder.  Any fees associated with such rights are the sole responsibility of the applicant.  A letter from the copyright holder confirming permission to adapt the original work must be submitted with the application.

Please email applications to: including the Subject heading : MYTC Playwright Commission

All applicants will be contacted by 31 October, 2016.

Only one application will be accepted per writer

Deadline: 9.00am, 1 October 2016

Source: Direct contact

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