Radius Playwrights Festival

Radius 2018 – Submissions now open!

Calling all LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS!
Announcing the 2nd Annual
RADIUS PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Berkshire Playwrights Lab in association with Saint James Place invites submissions for our RADIUS PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL.

What is it? New short plays created by ALL LOCAL TALENT – playwrights, actors, directors – and given the BPL treatment in fully staged readings. The Festival will be presented at Saint James Place in downtown Great Barrington.

All plays will be read by a panel of experts who will choose 5-6 short plays that BPL can do best.

Then we’ll put the plays on their feet in BPL’s signature brand of staged readings, using local actors and directors and creating a fun and festive evening of short plays.

To keep it open and accessible, this is a BLIND SUBMISSION process, and there is NO FEE.

Note: If your play is chosen, you must be able to participate in the rehearsal process and be present at the performances. Rehearsals will start January 22nd, 2018. Shows will be January 26th & 27th.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

PLAYS SHOULD…

BE SHORT: Any topic, any style, ideally 10 to 12 minutes long… 15 minutes tops.

REQUIRE MINIMAL TECH: Lights up, lights down, only the most essential props needed to tell the story.

BE WRITTEN BY A LOCAL: anyone of any age or experience level who has a residence within a 50-mile radius of Saint James Place.

FOLLOW OUR SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: See below.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

DEADLINE: October 30, 2017 at 5pm

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Remove all identifying marks from the script itself (i.e. make sure your name and address are NOT on the script).

Send an email to BPL Play Submissions with the following information:

  1. Subject Line should include your name and the title of the play
  2. Body of the email should include: your name, title of the play, your address, your phone number and your email address.
  3. Attach your play as a Word doc or PDF.

The Radius Playwrights Festival is generously sponsored by The Feigenbaum Foundation.