PLAYWRIGHTS @ TAG is a fun filled non-competitive festival providing members with the chance to experience and enjoy the thrill and agony of writing a script and see it performed for an audience.
No prior experience is necessary and no prizes or adjudication will occur.
This will be our third installment of Playwrights @TAG. Most of the plays presented in this unique event have gone on to perform in other festivals such as The Liverpool International Theatre Festival and The Atlantic Fringe Festival. The purpose of everything we do at Theatre Arts Guild is to have fun. The process of Playwrights @ TAG has become a wonderful experience for everyone involved.
So, if you always wanted to try your hand at writing or have an idea for a story and want to see it on stage, don’t hesitate. Give it a try!
Submission Deadline: November 30,2016
Draft of Completed Script: February 4,2017
Auditions & Rehearsals: To Be Determined
Production Dates: April 21 and 22, 2017
HOW TO SUBMIT:
WHEN: November 30th, 2016
HOW: Submit a PDF or word document to Angela Butler by email at [masked]
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:
The theme of your play. For example: a comedy based on the challenges communicating with government, or serious drama dealing with financial stress etc.
A brief description of the key challenge in the play. For example: dealing with a failing cell phone during an emergency, or a deadline that has very serious consequences if not met etc.
A description of the character(s) involved.
An outline of a setting. For example: outside in a park or living room of parent's house.
If you happen to already have a suitable script please submit a copy.
GUILDLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Must be an original work, never performed on stage and practical for a stage presentation at Theatre Arts Guild
No previous writing experience required.
TAG membership is the only prerequisite.
Not a Member of TAG? Join the Theatre Arts Guild today.
Unsure of your TAG membership status? Contact [masked]
Collaborators that wish to enter should not exceed two writers.
Maximum run time is 30 MINUTES.
Keep characters to a maximum of 4 (doubling is okay).
Technical lights and sound MUST be basic.
Set pieces MUST be few and simple. NO LARGE SET CHANGES.
There will be TWO performances; April 21 and 22, 2017
THE SELECTION PROCESS:
Producers of Playwrights @TAG will select three (3) plays from the submissions. Just like auditioning for a role in a play, you must be prepared to submit but not necessarily be chosen for production.
Playwrights may participate in the production process including the directing role if they so wish or provide a Director of their choice.
Auditions for all the plays will become part of the festival production experience. Once the plays are chosen, all dates for auditions and rehearsals will be determined.
CONTACT: For more information, Contact Angela Butler, Executive Producer at [masked].